Today, Dorset Fire & Rescue Service carried out a training exercise at a property in Bournemouth recently purchased by ASN Capital. The large bungalow in Castle Lane West is now empty whilst preparations are made for its redevelopment.
This proved an ideal opportunity for local firefighters to sharpen their skills by searching the property in full breathing apparatus and blindfolds to reproduce the scenario of a smoke filled family home. The training exercise lasted for more than two hours and with three appliances in attendance drew a lot of attention from local residents and passing motorists.
Dave Prior, Watch Manager at Springbourne Fire Station, said “Opportunities to train in real family homes are hard to come by and our crews have learnt a great deal from this experience.”
Amir Sadeh, Director at ASN Capital said “At ASN Capital we are members of the local community and like to be good neighbours. So when the Fire Service asked to use our property to help with the life-saving training of fire crews we didn’t hesitate and look forward to offering them similar opportunities in the future.”