Kidderminster to host vital Fire Service exercise tomorrow (Thursday 8 December)

North District exercise Coniston House Kidderminster Dec 22

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is delighted to be teaming up with the Kidderminster community tomorrow (Thursday 8 December) for an important training exercise.

HWFRS will be carrying out an important series of fire and rescue training scenarios using Coniston House in Hurcot Road (DY10 2PA), and its immediate surroundings as the venue.

Up to ten fire appliances will be used for the training, deploying from fire stations right across the area including Tenbury Wells, Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Redditch, with cross border support from West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.

HWFRS community volunteers will also be taking part to act as members of the public affected by the incident, providing the firefighters with realistic opportunities to rescue people and provide emergency first aid in a pressurised situation.

Watch Commander Andrew Dalton, from HWFRS’s North District, the exercise controller, said:

“This will be an invaluable opportunity to test out and improve our fire and rescue procedures.

“Careful planning means that our emergency fire and rescue response capabilities will remain at normal levels throughout the day for the safety of the area and elsewhere in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and we have notified local residents of the exercise.

”We’ve received total support from the local community to date and I’d like to thank them for their patience while we undertake this vital training.”

The exercise is planned to take place between approximately 11am – 1 pm.