Firefighters carry out latest high rise training

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has delivered its latest high rise building training, jointly with colleagues from Lancashire and Cheshire.

GMFRS’ state-of-the-art Training and Safety Centre in Bury allows the Service and its partners to carry out large-scale exercises simulating realistic, and often complex, incidents.

On Friday, October 8, 2021, Exercise Olympus simulated a fire involving a high-rise building and the rescue of a number of casualties, who were role-played by volunteers. The group was made of up existing GMFRS volunteers, potential future volunteers, and members of The Prince’s Trust. Several rescues were made during the exercise, including some casualties being brought to safety from the roof of the building.

GMFRS volunteer wearing a smoke hood being led to safety by firefighter

Ten fire engines and specialist appliances attended the mock incident, including GMFRS’ aerial appliance.

GMFRS has a number of large-scale exercises planned as part of its commitment to providing a fast, safe and effective response – as outlined in Greater Manchester’s first Fire Plan, which was launched in May this year.

09/10/2021 15:51 PM