HWFRS stage exercise on Malvern Hills

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Malvern people should not be alarmed if they see a lot of fire service activity around Table Hill and Westminster Bank on Saturday (June 22).

It’s an important training exercise with a scenario of swiftly bringing water supplies to a simulated wildfire on the Malvern Hills.

Five fire appliances and other fire service vehicles will be involved in the exercise with 30-40 personnel taking part.

Careful planning means that 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.

The exercise will be taking place between 0930 and 1230 on Saturday, June 22.