On board for boat train­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

A RES­CUE train­ing event ex­pos­ing fire­fight­ers to po­ten­tially life-threat­en­ing risks has been held in Lochaber.

The pre-ar­ranged ex­er­cise at Cor­pach Boat Builders in Fort Wil­liam in­volved a ‘ca­su­alty’ trapped in a con­fined space on board a CalMac ves­sel last Tues­day (Septem­ber 8).

Lochaber em­ploy­ees of Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue joined forces with the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, CalMac and man­agers from the boat builders to un­der­stand po­ten­tial risks.

Pat McEl­hin­ney, Lochaber group man­ager, said: ‘It’s re­ally im­por­tant our fire crews un­der­stand and plan for po­ten­tial in­ci­dents in the fu­ture.

‘I would like to thank ev­ery­one who helped run the event and ev­ery­one who at­tended.’

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