YEOVIL NEWS: Road crash exercise is a success
EMERGENCY services carried out a full-scale exercise in Yeovil on Tuesday (September 5, 2017) to put their skills to the test.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service held the road traffic collision exercise in the Bunford Lane area of Yeovil.
Fire crews from five towns came together to practice dealing with road traffic collisions. Fire engines from Yeovil, Martock, Chard, Street and Wincanton were involved in the exercise.
Other emergency services from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary also attended.
Casualty Union volunteers were the “injured” people involved and some needed to be cut free from the vehicles involved.
The crews tested their ability to work effectively alongside other agencies, their implementation of incident command, skills to obtain relevant vehicle information from service systems and how to identify and brief others on any hazards contained within vehicles.
Watch manager John Trott said: “This was a great opportunity for us to practice our techniques and procedures.
“We also tested our inter-operability with the other agencies that attended. The exercise was a great success.”
The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank Leonardo Helicopters for allowing it to use Bunford Lane for the exercise.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Yeovil Fire Station.