Anglian Water and fire crews mimic chlorine leak for exercise day

Fire crews Grafham Water exercise

Fire crews Grafham Water exercise - Credit: Archant

Anglian Water was put through its paces when fire crews from across the region tested their response to an onsite chlorine leak.

Fire crews Grafham Water exercise

Fire crews Grafham Water exercise - Credit: Archant

The test, dubbed ‘Exercise Canary’, saw crews from St Neots, Huntingdon and Cambridge help the facility’s response team at Grafham Water to isolate and vent the chlorine store on February 10.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service also took the opportunity to test body cameras, which were fitted inside gas-tight suits.

Watch Commander Jon-Paul Jones, from St Neots fire station, said: “The exercise proved to be a good training session for not just experienced firefighters but also for eight new recruits who attended. Everyone worked together well and it was a great success with lots of valuable learning on all sides.”


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