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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters and Doctors Train at Staffs Fire HQ

30/11/2011

A shot from today's training

Firefighters have had the chance to work alongside doctors from North Staffordshire BASICS today as part of their road traffic collision rescue module.

"It has been really useful for the firefighters to work alongside colleagues from North Staffordshire BASICS, as this is exactly what they do at real-life road traffic collisions."

Group Manager, Ian Jones

The training has taken place at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s HQ in Stone and has given both Services the chance to see how the other works in a road traffic collision situation.

Group Manager, Ian Jones said: "It has been really useful for the firefighters to work alongside colleagues from North Staffordshire BASICS, as this is exactly what they do at real-life road traffic collisions.

"Today was a great opportunity for the two Services to work together and all participants have learned something new. Joint training is essential for us as it means that real-life situations run smoother and more efficiently if everyone knows how colleagues work."

12 firefighters and three doctors from North Staffordshire BASICS have taken part in today’s training. The firefighters are progressing with their development training and are already active firefighters in the county.

North Staffordshire BASICS is a registered charity that provides the West Midlands Ambulance Service with volunteer doctors for medical emergencies in North Staffordshire.