Emergency services to test crash response

Police, fire and ambulance crews from Gloucestershire are to be tested with a mock exercise which will replicate a major motorway crash.

Emergency staff will practise extracting people from crashes and treating their injuries afterwards.

Jon Hall, from Gloucestershire Fire Service, said they dealt with "hundreds of smaller collisions" but wanted to test how they handled big incidents.

"We are constantly striving to improve our response," he said.

The training exercise will take place in Avonmouth near Bristol.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Gloucestershire



20 °C 14 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.