Our firefighters want to remind you to drive to arrive following a joint
exercise with East Midlands Ambulance Service.
crews from Mansfield, Ashfield and Blidworth came together to carry out a joint
Road Traffic Collision (RTC) with East Midlands Ambulance Service’s HART team (Hazardous
Area Response Team).
Saturday 15 August, fire crews and HART
staged a road traffic collision as a joint training exercise, giving
them the opportunity to develop their inter-agency
partnership during a serious car accident.
staged scenario of a pile up on the M1 had Mansfield Fire Station along with
Ashfield and Blidworth on-call firefighters working together to rescue and
attend to an eight person car accident alongside EMAS HART crews.
Manager Andy Turner said: "This exercise has allowed crews to develop
their skills alongside our partners. It also shows the reality of an RTC
and how we have to act fast to save lives at an incident.
work very closely with HART and training alongside them allows us to build
relationships for real life incidents. A big thank you goes out to HART for
hosting the training exercise and a thanks to the crews for their dedication
and quick response during the session.
training exercise demonstrates the works behind the scenes to save life and
property. It is an important reminder that we should all drive to arrive and
stay safe when on the roads."