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Birmingham volunteers assist in emergency exercise

Community volunteers from Birmingham assisted in an emergency exercise by playing the part of casualties on Saturday 20th February.

The exercise, run by St John Ambulance and West Midlands Fire Service required 40 members of the public to play the part of injured and uninjured survivors following a bus and car crash.

Birmingham Resilience Team used its network of community representatives to advertise the event.  Jan Quigley, Birmingham Resilience Team Emergency Planning Officer said “members of the public getting involved in this way is an excellent opportunity to build awareness of what happens in emergency situations and allows emergency services to train and practice their skills with realistic casualties”

St John Ambulance and West Midlands Fire Service dealing with casualites

St John Ambulance and West Midlands Fire Service dealing with casualites

 

The incident scene

The incident scene

 

Volunteers with pretend injuries

Volunteers with pretend injuries

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