Broadford and Kyle firefighters take part in multi-agency exercise

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Crews worked alongside CalMac Ferries and HM Coastguard.

Firefighters took part in a multi-agency training operation at the Isle of Skye this week - so that they can continue to keep communities safe.

Crews from Broadford and Kyle fire stations took part in the simulated emergency exercise involving a ferry.

They worked alongside their partners at CalMac Ferries Ltd, CMAL, HM Coast Guard (MCA). Police Scotland, RNLI Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and the Red Cross

The mock emergency involved the CFL ferry in the Sound of Sleat, approaching Armadale Harbour. 

Broadford Crew Manager Martin Benson said afterwards: “The purpose of this exercise was to maintain and build on the technical abilities of our firefighters, which ultimately helps save lives.

“The scenarios allowed us to work closely together with partners as we would in real life emergency situations.

“We are ready and able to respond to many different emergency circumstances including flooding, urban search and rescue, as well as situations in ships and ports.

“I would like to thank our partners for working with us in what was a successful and productive event.”


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