“To all the fire fighters in the UK and Worldwide we at Fab and Site UK solute you for your dedication and service to all”
CORNWALL FIRE AND RESCUE RAF
FIRE ATTACK UNIT AT CORNWALL
FIRE AND RESCUE SITE IN REDRUTH
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
As fire-fighters, they will be called upon to tackle various emergency situations where properly taught problem solving skills and initiative will be
paramount in resolving issues quickly and calmly. Incidents vary from tackling fires and rescuing people from burning buildings to dealing with
chemical spillages and Road Traffic Collisions.
Fire simulation containers are a vital part of the training fire fighters undertake. All too often we take for granted when we dial 999 and the fire
service responds what actually goes into the training of these personal. During our visit this time we were able to see first-hand the superb work
carried out by Simon, Nigel and the team at Cornwall Fire and Rescue with a simulated RTC scenario. Actually watching and actively
understanding what is occurring is an education I recommend.
When you see an incident as that shown to us in this training session you are much more aware of the many dangers that these guys face every
day. Our briefing from Simon whilst watching the training of new recruits was an education. The role of the fire-fighter is continually changing as
new techniques and equipment are introduced to their arsenal.
As well as responding to emergencies of all kinds, they are expected to work closely with the community and commercial day to day life. Training
is vital and what we create with containers is just a small part of that long road to becoming a fully operational fire fighter. The job involves many
skills not only putting out fires but, recovery operations, road accidents, and in some cases mountain rescue.
Well thought out simulations and training scenarios’ are a crucial part of the long 5 years that it takes to fully train a fire-fighter. We should never
forget the dedication and hard work that is put into this job way before you ever get to see one of these guys or ladies turn out on a 999 call.
RAF PORTREATH FIRE SIMULATION RIG