Training for a full scale emergency
Firefighters from throughout Scotland and north-east England descended on Cambuslang last week to take part in a series of training exercises.
Crews conducted mock road rescue, water rescue and trauma care operations designed to replicate serious emergencies facing frontline responders at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) National Training Centre in the town.
SFRS personnel from Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire and Lothian were involved in the Scottish rescue challenge, which was run in conjunction with the UK Rescue Organisation (UKRO).
They were joined by their counterparts from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service as well as officers from Police Scotland.
Each scenario was monitored by experienced UKRO assessors who scored the crews’ performances over the two-day event.
Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay, the SFRS director of response and resilience, presented awards to the teams assessed as having undertaken the best operation in each of the three incident types.
He congratulated those who took part and said:“The challenges are an excellent opportunity for crews to improve and build upon their existing skills and ensure that we deliver a first class service to the communities we serve.”
Scary Firefighters from all across the UK were involved in the training at Cambuslang