NFRS join Royal Navy at joint training exercise


​Crews from Stapleford Fire Station, Bingham Fire Station, Hucknall Fire Station, East Leake Fire Station, Collingham Fire Station joined forces with the Royal Navy at HMS Sherwood in a training exercise on Tuesday 25 September.

The aim of the exercise was to test the response of firefighters when dealing with a Road Traffic Collision and a chance to work collaboratively with the Royal Navy.

Kev Tedds, Crew Manager at Stapleford Fire Station, who directed the exercise said: “As a Service, we support the Armed Forces Covenant, so it is only right that we continue to build strong relationships with our colleagues in the Royal Navy and HMS Sherwood.

“This exercise has been very beneficial for both parties, especially for the on-call firefighters involved, as it is vital to give the teams on-going training and test them at exercises such as this. This means we can be the best we can be when it comes to dealing with genuine emergencies, helping to keep the communities we serve safe.”

HMS Sherwood’s Commanding Officer, Commander Rob Noble, explained: “Partnering with local organisations like the Fire Service is really important because not only does it give us a chance to improve skills such as First Aid and it allows the Fire Service to gain more experience in responding to a major incident in a secure area.

Co-operation between NFRS and HMS Sherwood will continue in the future, with further exercises currently in the planning stages.

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