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London Fire Brigade train at City

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) perform line training at City, University of London.

by Matthew Little (Communications Officer)

The LFB used the roof of the University Building for crews to carry out a line training exercise.

Line (rope) rescues are where firefighters bring casualties to the ground from tall buildings.

During the training, firefighters were set a fictional scenario where a contractor at City has had a medical emergency on the roof of University Building.

The mock exercise tasked the crew working with London Ambulance Service (LAS), to safely escort a training dummy down one side of the building using a chrysalis stretcher and quad pod.

Ian Price, Watch Manager at the LFB, said: “The Brigade carries out a regular schedule of training exercises across London.

“They are important for our crews to get to know key local buildings so they are familiar with the layout if there is an emergency they have to respond to.

“Training exercises also give firefighters an opportunity to practise their skills in a realistic incident scenario.

“We are always looking for appropriate buildings and City is an ideal location due to the size of their buildings and central location, we are grateful to them for allowing us access.”

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