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vital Breathing Apparatus training today

Written by on July 1, 2020

From our reporter JASON RUSHWORTH

No need to panic folks its just the ‘White watch crews’ from Whitehaven and Workington taking part in vital Breathing Apparatus training today!
Our local Fire and rescue service take time out on a regular basis to practice practice practice. The West Cumbria fire and rescue service trains its personnel to operate in dynamic and at times extremely hazardous environments including incidents involving fire, chemicals, biological hazards, radiation and acts of terrorism.

The wearing of breathing apparatus by the local personnel is one of the risk control measures likely to be employed within the overall operational plan for incidents of this type. Breathing apparatus enables the wearer to breathe safely in an otherwise toxic atmosphere. All the west Cumbria crews including Seascale, have open days for school visits so you can try on the equipment for size.

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