Fire crews take part in tall building training exercises

Our crews took part in a series of training exercises aimed at testing their knowledge and skills in tackling tall building fires.

On Sunday 5 May, firefighters attended a multi-agency incident scenario at Stanhope House in Tamworth, with the aim of the exercises to enhance the skills and readiness of our crews and emergency responders. 

The exercises gave crews the opportunity to test procedures around the use of breathing apparatus in basement fires and fires on higher floors.

The exercises also gave crews the chance to test water supplies, establish when our new aerial ladder platforms (ALP) would be used and go through procedures in deciding who would become incident commander.

Our crews worked alongside the local authority and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Station Manager Duncan Cole, said: “We’re committed to providing our firefighters with opportunities to work alongside partners in testing arenas. This is how we can continue to improve our planning and preparedness.

“The training exercises went really well, with great support and engagement from Tamworth Borough Council, residents of Stanhope House and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters were able to carry out valuable training to consolidate their skills, knowledge and understanding when dealing with incident on a tall building.”