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Training Exercise at Ferrybridge Power Station

23rd September 2013

On Friday 20th September North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, along with colleagues from other fire and rescue services took part in a training exercise at Ferrybridge Power Station.

The exercise involved using High Volume Pumps to get water from the River Aire to various designated points around the Ferrybridge site.

There was four High Volume Pumps in use, two from North Yorkshire, one from South Yorkshire and one from West Yorkshire at the exercise.

Watch Manager Tony Peel from Harrogate Fire Station said; “Carrying out training exercises such as this allows us to practice our skills in a safe but realistic environment. It also gives us a chance to work with regional colleagues to ensure an effective regional response is achieved.

High Volume Pumps are special fire appliances that are capable of pumping high volumes of water over vast distances. They are particularly useful at flooding incidents, and moors fires. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has two High Volumes Pumps, one based at Harrogate and one based at Richmond.

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