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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Tutbury Team up with Nestle for Fire Safety

20/05/2011

Tutbury Fire Station has been working in partnership with Nestlé UK to help train for emergency situations at the Hilton-based factory.

"Factory layouts can be complex and it is always beneficial for crews to be familiar with larger buildings."

Watch Manager, Jim Bywater

Firefighters have conducted scenarios such as a building fire and hazardous materials spills to both hone firefighting and fire safety skills and also familiarise themselves with the factory layout.

Watch Manager, Jim Bywater said: "Factory layouts can be complex and it is always beneficial for crews to be familiar with larger buildings so that in the event of a fire, it isn’t completely foreign to them.

"The different types of scenarios carried out have tested and benefited both crews throughout East Staffordshire and Nestlé staff. We would like to thank Nestlé for their co-operation and support."

Safety, Health & Environmental Manager for Nestlé, Ed Newman said: "The Nestlé UK Tutbury Factory employees and management like to involve themselves and the factory as much as possible within the community, giving support and help whenever possible.

"We have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in these scenarios and are pleased to have been able to offer the factory for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to create potential real life situations for training purposes."