Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | August 21, 2012

Drills, 20th of August, Water Rescue familiarisation, on station and Huckworthy Bridge.

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At drills on the 20th of August, the crew familiarised themselves with the water rescue equipment (dry suits, inflatable hose, throw lines etc) and the operational procedures for water rescue incidents. We also visited Huckworthy bridge and discussed the local geography up and down stream including the location of weirs and bridges. We also looked at potential sites for the hose inflation equipment and positioning for up stream spotters. We also looked at the difficulty presented by the bridge which is impassable by a fire appliance. We have just started a program of visits to every bridge in our area as part of the pre planning for water rescues. Most rescues involving people falling into rivers centre around bridges because they allow access to both sides of the river.

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