Kingsbury Oil Terminal

6th July, 2010

On Sunday 4 July 2010 a regional exercise organised by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service took place at Kingsbury Oil Terminal. It is the largest inland oil storage depot in the United Kingdom. The exercise involved all five counties within the West Midlands region and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service supplied a High Volume Pump (HVP) and crew.

The objective of the exercise was to test the regions HVP water relay capability, to supply 15, 000 litres of water to the oil terminal, to develop interagency and Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) partnerships and raise awareness of multiple deployments of HVPs.

A crew from Prees attended the incident led by Watch Manager Tony Peck. They were sent to a marshalling area in the Kingsbury Water Park and then escorted into the pumping site, where they deployed the Hydro Sub alongside the other four from within the region. The outcome was a success and it showed that HVP crews from different FRS could achieve an efficient and effective regional employment.