Video - Decontamination training
Friday, September 26, 2014Duration:
2 mins 33
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Training exercise for Cheshire firefighters
Cheshire firefighters have taken part in a major training exercise where they acted out a mass decontamination process.
The crews were accompanied on the exercise by 70 students from Mid Cheshire College, who are currently on the Emergency Service Course. The students played the role of actors for the day to make the exercise as realistic as possible for the crews.
Woodford Lodge Sports Complex car park on Woodford Lane West was used for the scenario, where a suspected substance had leaked from a package, affecting the workers inside a building.
The students played the role of the workers and were required to go through a decontamination unit which was set up for the day.
Cheshire Police also took part in the exercise where fire engines from Winsford, Northwich, Crewe, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Runcorn attended.
Salvation Army also provided liquid refreshments for the crews.
For more photos from the exercise please visit our Flickr page (opens in new window)