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Police Volunteers and Cadets assist with collision casualty training in Derby

Posted on 5th January 2017

Our Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) and Police Cadets have taken part in a multi-agency training exercise at Kingsway Fire Station, Derby.                             

The exercise involved firefighters from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and staff from East Midlands Ambulance Service, training in a scenario based on a major road traffic collision. 

Nine PSVs and two cadets played the role of casualties in the exercise, which took place yesterday (Wednesday, January 4), and helped to bring an air of reality to the training. 

Martin Gibbons, one of the PSVs involved in the training exercise, said: “The event was professionally organised and was a very interesting and enjoyable activity to be involved in.” 

Superintendent Dick Hargreaves from Derbyshire police said: “We truly appreciate the time and commitment that our volunteers give and the work they do helps to ensure that Derbyshire remains a safe place to live. Events such as this show the variety of activities that volunteers can become involved in and how they can make a real difference.” 

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