‘Mock’ crane res­cue valu­able for fire crew

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RE­TIRE­MENT house­builder McCarthy and Stone in­vited a fire crew to per­form a mock crane res­cue at its Chiltern Place de­vel­op­ment, cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion in The Broad­way in Amer­sham.

Site man­ager Tony Carr and Amer­sham Fire Crew, sup­ported by Bea­cons­field Fire Sta­tion, planned the ex­er­cise to pro­vide fire­fight­ers with a re­al­is­tic train­ing sce­nario.

The crane is there to en­able con­struc­tion of the de­vel­op­ment, which will even­tu­ally com­prise a col­lec­tion of Re­tire­ment Liv­ing Plus apart­ments for the over 70s.

Crew com­man­der Steven King, based at Amer­sham Fire Sta­tion, said: “In the event that a res­cue sit­u­a­tion arises it is im­por­tant that we can act quickly to se­cure the safety of work­ers on site.

“Mock res­cue ac­tiv­i­ties such as this are in­cred­i­bly valu­able, pro­vid­ing our crews with an op­por­tu­nity to prac­tice in a real-life set­ting, yet with the sup­port of be­ing in a safe and con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment.

“We would like to thank McCarthy and Stone for fa­cil­i­tat­ing the ses­sion, which proved a real suc­cess.”

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