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Dorset Emergency Services In Training Excercise

Dorset Fire And Rescue Engine 2

6:56am 8th February 2013

Dorset Fire and Rescue are holding the second day of their annual exercise (Friday 8th January).

They'll be testing a number of scenario-based incidents, including flood rescues, around the area.

Exercise Commander, Richard Coleman told Wessex FM "We run our annual Service Exercise in order to test a number of topical issues based upon known risks. Our Local Resilience Forum (LRF) partners, made up from local authorities, police and health for example, also support us and take part and see it as a valuable learning exercise in terms of partnership working."

"We aim to test such factors as major incident co-ordination centre, strategic holding areas and flood rescue co-ordination, which reflects the needs we have, and may see in the future."

So don't be alarmed if you see large numbers of vehicles, it's just a drill.

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