Training Exercise to take place in Harrogate on 15 August

Published 6th Aug 2021

On Sunday 15th August from 10am to 1pm, will be running a training exercise around the Park Parade area of Harrogate to test operational procedures.

This means that there will be large number of emergency vehicles in the areas including the new 45m aerial ladder platform from Harrogate fire station.

The surrounding roads may become congested so we would ask you to avoid the area during the time the exercise takes place.  If you are a local resident, we would ask that you don’t park around the entrance to Park Place. Some areas may be coned off prior to the exercise to prevent parking.

As part of the exercise crews will carry out simulated incidents and this may involve use of cosmetic smoke from a high rise building at Park Place Apartments.

The training will allow us to test new equipment and procedures to enhance our response to incidents in high rise buildings.

To help us keep our operational crews safe, when cases of COVID remain high we would ask for people to not gather to watch the exercise.