Joint exercise pushes safety message - Drive to Arrive



Our firefighters want to remind you to drive to arrive following a joint exercise with East Midlands Ambulance Service.

​Fire 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).

On 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.

A 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.

Station 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.

"We 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.

"This 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."


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