Gloucestershire firefighters demonstrate flooding responses
EMERGENCY flooding responses have been demonstrated by Gloucestershire firefighters.
A rescue boat and crew from the county's service took part in a major Defra exercise yesterday.
The event, hosted by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, involved more than 150 partner organisations including other firefighters, police, RNLI, RSPCA and voluntary organisations.
They carried out a search and rescue operation in the area to show how they co-ordinate services in flooding conditions.
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Gloucestershire Chief Fire Officer Jon Hall said: "This was the perfect opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise in dealing with flooding incidents, while training with other fire and rescue crews in a realistic scenario."
County council cabinet member for community safety Councillor Will Windsor-Clive said: "This exercise will only help to further develop our local, regional and national response."