Local partnership enables valuable training opportunities

Development Firefighters from all parts of Shropshire recently received valuable practical training at a Bridgnorth factory as part of an ongoing partnership between Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Bridgnorth Aluminium.

During the training and development day held at the Bridgnorth firms Stourbridge Road site the firefighters fought a flammable liquid fire using low expansion foam, they then experienced entering a room filled with high expansion foam. The group was also given a tour of the site by Bridgnorth aluminium Fire Engineer Bob Lyle who explained how the site sprinkler system and the carbon dioxide installations have been designed to automatically detect and extinguish fires.

Bridgnorth development firefighter Luke Veal said “It was a fantastic day during which were given opportunities to fight real fires using foam and to see complicated fixed firefighting systems”

Watch Manager Tony Talbot from the Group Support Team added “ Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to extend our sincere thanks to Bridgnorth Aluminium for hosting this development day, we are grateful to them for allowing us to carry out training exercises and drills and for the technical input provided by Bob Lyle”

29th February, 2012