BARB crews join swift-water rescue exercise
from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue have been taking
part in swift water 'rescues' during an intensive two-day training
exercise with first responders from across the region.
of BARB's volunteers worked alongside Police, fire and other emergency
services from across the South West during the water rescue training
at Cardiff International White Water Centre.
water rescues are among the most physically challenging for crews,
so training like this is an important part of our ongoing programme
for crewmembers," said a BARB spokesman.
of people from fast flowing water and from partially-submerged vehicles
are just a few of the training scenarios that were practised with
colleagues from other rescue services."
dont wish to put these skills into use during real incidents,
we hope it is reassuring for the public to know that BARB's crew
is fully trained and equipped should the need arise."
all part of our ongoing programme of training for our volunteers
alongside partner agencies.
training follows JESIP (Joint Emergency Services Interoperability)
principles and involved the local resilience forum with fire services,
the Police dive team, Coastguard, Environment Agency, Exmoor and
Avon/Somerset MR teams.