FIREFIGHTERS held a live training exercise at RGS Worcester.

The exercise by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) involved 14 people and three fire engines from Worcester and Malvern Fire Stations. 

The aim of the exercise was to conduct firefighting and breathing apparatus training in a basement and test the response to electric shock of a couple of casualties.

Watch Commander Carl Pearson of HWFRS said: “The exercise at RGS enabled the crews to test our firefighting with breathing apparatus procedures in a confined space. 

"It was also a great opportunity to get further information about the design and layout of RGS, as part of our intel gathering, should we ever be called there in an emergency. We welcomed the opportunity to work with RGS to deliver this training exercise.”

John Pitt, headmaster, at RGS Worcester, said he was delighted to offer their facilities and added that the school also took the opportunity to review their safety processes and procedures.