Training exercise hailed a big success

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Emergency services joined forces in Scarborough for a major training exercise.

Organised by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and involving multiple agencies, “Tactical Exercise TEF” was set up on the new Eastfield business park to test and challenge the emergency services response to a complex road traffic collision.

134746a'A training exercise for local fire crews at Eastfield.The scene was a multiple RTA with live casualties to give the crews valuable experience of working in this type of scenario.'Picture by Neil Silk'23/11/13

134746a'A training exercise for local fire crews at Eastfield.The scene was a multiple RTA with live casualties to give the crews valuable experience of working in this type of scenario.'Picture by Neil Silk'23/11/13

The mock-up incident involved numerous vehicles including a moped, two cars and a HGV trailer.

Four members of the casualties union, traffic officers from North Yorkshire Police, an off-duty A&E nurse and three fire appliances from across the county all participated in the exercise.

Group manager Danny Westmoreland from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, said: “These types of exercises are invaluable and I would like to thank the exercise team who planned and ran it. This exercise provided our personnel with a realistic and challenging situation, where they could put their skills and training into action.”

Firefighter Chris Spurden would like to thank Andy Crossley of Scarborough Council for his assistance with securing the venue, Kath Eames and her team of live casualty volunteers, Amy Dailey for her medical guidance and Andy McLaughlin of TEF Transport for providing an HGV trailer.