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Sunday, 16 September 2018 22:02

Volunteers and emergency services at Devon major incident

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Volunteers and emergency services at Devon major incident

Today the team took part in a multi-agency exercise that simulated a major incident involving multiple casualties.

Volunteer search and rescue teams from across the region, supported by Devon & Cornwall 4x4 Response volunteers, worked alongside the full-time statutory services including the Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, SW Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Devon and Cornwall Police.

The exercise took place in Kingsteignton and included professionally made up casualties with very realistic injuries.

Thanks to Sibelco for allowing the exercise to take part in their quarry and DC Police for organising.
A very worthwhile afternoon that promoted the expertise of all the teams involved and how best we can all work together - not just on major incidents but also on the day to day incidents we respond to on a regular basis.
Thanks to BBC South West for the film report.
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