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Ryedale District Exercise

31st March 2009

On the evening of Tuesday 31st March crews from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service took part in an exercise at Birdsall House, near Malton.

The exercise was designed to give crews an opportunity to practice searching for casualties whilst wearing breathing apparatus and setting up a water relay. Appliances from Malton, Pickering and Sherburn took part in the exercise which was devised as a house fire with two casualties trapped inside.

Crews quickly searched the property and rescued the ‘two casualties' and then set up a water relay from lakes at the back of the building to pump water on to the fire.

Watch Manager Justin Rowe from Malton Fire Station, who helped to arrange the exercise said: "This was an excellent opportunity for local crews to work together and practice skills in a safe environment. I would like to say a special thanks to the owners of Birdsall House for allowing us to use their property for this training."

Rydale District Exercise

Crews in breathing apparatus preparing to enter the property

Crews setting up a pump for the water relay

Crews setting up a pump for the water relay

Two of the fire appliances parked next to the house

Two of the fire appliances parked next to the house

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