PRACTICAL training sessions have seen the great and the good from Bovey Tracey Fire Station away from headquarters recently.
First up was last week's exercise at Glipins where crews were faced with two especially challenging Road Traffic Collision (RTC) scenarios, each involving two vehicles with numerous casualties to contend with.
Crews got to work using V Strut stabilisation equipment and hydraulic tools. First aid equipment was also used, to ensure the scene was safe to work on before moving onto the rescues.
The more recent of their training nights saw the crew pay a visit to Torquay Fire Station to use their drill yard for 'Safety at Height' training.
'Our crews were able to pitch the 135 ladder to the “dolly house” and sent operatives in harness gear and fall arrest equipment to test their knowledge and capabilities while working on a house roof' a spokesman for Bovey Tracey Fire Station said.
'We extend our thanks and gratitude to Gilpins and Torquay Fire station for allowing us use of their respective yards to carry out this important training' the spokesman added.