Royal Navy officers fighting fires in Rickmansworth

Watford Observer: Royal Navy officers fighting fires in Rickmansworth Royal Navy officers fighting fires in Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth firefighters and Royal Navy officers joined forces at the weekend in the first of what is intended to be a bi-annual training day.

Crews from the Rectory Road station and personnel from the Royal Navy, based at Northwood Command Centre, took part in a series of exercises on Saturday.

Fourteen Navy personnel arrived at Rickmansworth Fire Station to start the exercises at 8.30am. The crews continued training until 5.30pm.  

Drills included a breathing and apparatus search and rescue at the old Rickmansworth police station and a controlled lift of a car using air mats and Lukas ram at the fire station.

Casualty handling and maintaining a constant water supply were also practised.

The training day came about after Rickmansworth watch commander, Sean Good, and Royal Navy’s lieutenant, Jon Littman, brainstormed the idea as a way of improving command, leadership, teamwork and management for personnel from both services.

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