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A scenario which saw a mid-river collision between Resource Centre at Kirkdale Community Fire Station a passenger ferry and a cargo vessel saw resources for the training exercise and deployed smoothly from our Service sent to the scene. and in good time to cater for the role-playing
passengers to go through a decontamination
process. We worked really well with the category 1
and category 2 responders to resolve the incident
safely and effectively. The professionalism on
display on the day was clear for all to see.
"During the exercise we used the multi-agency
Joint Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP)
joint decision-making model."
Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens, who was also involved in the exercise on the day, said: "We hold exercises like this to test elements of our response, improve our standard operational procedures and joint working with our emergency service colleagues and other agencies. Firefighters and our Marine Rescue Team have a variety of skills to respond
to a wide range of incidents quickly. Our firefighters and Marine Rescue Team train on
every shift to maintain the highest standards of preparedness to respond to any emergency."
The Marine Rescue Team and their boat, Marine Fire One, rescued two training dummies from the water of the River Mersey, which were simulating people overboard.
Our mass decontamination unit was also sent to
Woodside Ferry Terminal in a multi-agency exercise
which was run with Merseytravel and Mersey Ferrys.
The exercise scenario saw a hazardous substance released during the collision, prompting the decontamination of more than 70 casualties played by volunteers from the British Red Cross and students from the University of Liverpool.
Fire crews from Wallasey, Upton and Kirkdale Community Fire Stations, the Incident Management Team and a mass decontamination unit, which involves structures that can be erected to decontaminate people in emergencies, were involved in the exercise.
Group Manager Paul Murphy, the Officer In Command
for the exercise, said: "Our decontamination unit More information on and structures arrived quickly from our Operational JESIP can be found at
The Marine Rescue Team works with the Coastguard to bring a rescued training dummy to dry land. Photos supplied by Team Leader Ian Kay from the Marine Rescue Team.

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