‘Plane crash’ in Kettering tests out county’s emergency services

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Emergency response organisations including police, fire and Northamptonshire County Council’s emergency planning team were put to the test with a simulated plane crash.

The mock incident was organised by Northamptonshire Emergency Response Corps, a voluntary organisation that brought together the various agencies involved in emergency planning in the county.

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The simulation took place on Sunday (October 16) at Tresham College in Kettering, with a secondary ‘incident’ at Cransley Reservoir.

Cllr André Gonzalez de Savage, the county council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for public protection, strategic infrastructure and economic growth, said: “Exercises such as this are an important part of our emergency preparedness as it enables all the agencies involved in emergency planning to learn and improve their plans and capabilities to deal with an emergency.”

Anyone who wants to find out more about volunteering for an emergency response organisation in the future can find out more about the roles available by visiting http://nerc.org.uk/getinvolved/

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