BA Training Exercise (2016)
Saturday 2 April saw firefighters from across North Yorkshire descend on York for a training exercise. A disused university accommodation block was filled with smoke and dummies to simulate a major fire at a high risk dwelling.
Crews arrived in their appliances from York, Acomb, Huntington, Easingwold, Tadcaster, Northallerton and Ripon. This turnout was supplemented by Tadcaster’s Rescue Unit and the brigade incident command unit form Northallerton. The command unit, Volvo N765 YEF, has been recently refitted inside and this was one of the first outings for it. Crews worked with breathing apparatus to search the property while fire service observers charted their progress.
This exercise allowed new protocols to be evaluated including use of an oxygen management team. Station Manager Pete Gregory concluded that “The exercise in general was a success and the objectives were achieved, with some valuable learning in the process.”