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Multi agency training goes into ‘overdrive’

17 August 2020

Goole's new relief road was the scene of a realistic training exercise today as multiple agencies came together to simulate a multi vehicle RTC involving a tanker which had overturned. 

Multi agency training goes into ‘overdrive’

East Riding Council kindly allowed Humberside crews to train on the quarter mile stretch of dual carriageway, known as Tom Pudding Way, which is due to open in the coming week. 

Exercise 'Maximum Overdrive' involved four cars, including one pinned underneath a tanker which was brought by vehicle and HGV recovery specialists Gallows Wood from Barnetby Le Wold in North Lincolnshire.

Crews from Goole, Scunthorpe, Howden, Snaith and Calvert Lane joined an engine from Thorne in South Yorkshire in tackling the complex extrication of seriously injured 'casualties' from all of the vehicles. Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service were on hand to care for those removed - some through doors and one through the boot.

Crews working on extricating casualty from car pinned under tankerStation Manager Jason Frary was delighted how the day went:

"To bring together all these different agencies on a dual-carriageway in such a realistic scene is vital for our crews to develop their core skills and work quickly and safely with paramedics to ensure better outcomes for all involved. 

"East Riding Council have been really helpful in finding this stretch of road for us and the specialist recovery team from Gallows Wood and their training tanker gave the participants a much larger incident to deal with than we could ever recreate on station. Cross-border working, the transition from initial response to specialist rescue and trauma care were three of the key objectives today which have all been met successfully."