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Crash training in Saffron Walden

A new Heavy Rescue Pump was put to the test in a training exercise that simulated a three-vehicle road traffic collision in Saffron Walden.

Crews from Newport, Saffron Walden and Thaxted Fire Stations took part in Exercise JPS on Shire Hill Industrial Estate on Thursday, January 28.

More than 20 firefighters were involved in the multiple casualty exercise including the new Heavy Rescue Pump from Newport Fire Station.

Exercise JPS was organised by Station Officer Paul Curtis.

Station O Curtis said: “The exercise was organised to test the capabilities of the new Heavy Rescue Pump and it was a great success.

“All the casualties were extricated quickly and safely.  It also gave firefighters the opportunity to use the new stabilisation jacks that support and lift vehicles in precarious positions.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in the exercise especially Barrell Resolve storage firm who allowed us to use their site and JPS Motors who provided the vehicles for the exercise and removed them afterwards."

Six other Heavy Rescue Pumps will be going on the run at Rayleigh Weir, Loughton, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Grays and Colchester Fire Stations over the coming weeks.

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