Train­ing for a full scale emer­gency

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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

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