Photos: Briddlesford Lodge Farm

REALISTIC EXERCISE SEES FIREFIGHTERS DEAL WITH MOTORCYCLIST IMPALEMENT

Fire crews from Newport and East Cowes participated in a training exercise earlier this week, with the scenario seeing them respond to an incident at Briddlesford Lodge Farm in Wootton, where a roleplaying motorcyclist had become impaled onto a tractor.

Around 15 Island firefighters were on the ‘scene’, working to stabilise the casualty and the vehicle. Firefighters are trained to respond to a wide array of different incidents, stretching beyond just fires.

The training allowed local firefighters to practice their skills on realistic agricultural heavy machinery, at the same time as using their Immediate Emergency Care medical skills to stem the bleeding, made from fake blood.

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The crews cut the telehandler from the front of the tractor and successfully transferred the casualty to a board ready for transportation to hospital, as if it were a real incident.

The exercise was set up by Newport’s Watch Manager Matt Horne, who has said:

“Exercises like this are vital in developing and maintaining our skills and getting valuable experience.

“This kind of scenario gives you a level of realism you can’t recreate on the drill yard or classroom – they help us keep people safe.

“Thank you to the team at Briddlesford Farm for the use of their site and equipment.”

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Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Getting ready for the many accidents that will occur if the motorcycle race get the go ahead, maybe not those in the race, but probably after, when the idiot riders copy the race.

Ginger
Ginger
1 month ago

You’re damn right Digby, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve finished watching the Grand Prix and immediately driven at 200mph to Newport.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Ginger
1 month ago

I think F1 cars are a lot more expensive than bikes, so not really a valid argument is it. Doh!

Another Bogeyman
Another Bogeyman
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Motorbike Grand Prix (MotoGP)

Terry
Terry
Reply to  Ginger
1 month ago

The difference is that the idiots will be able to race on the same circuit on the Island .

 

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