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Students Visit Incident Control Centre



On Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March, Tresham’s Level 3 Uniformed Public Services students visited Daventry Fire Station for a presentation about incident command at one of only two Control Centre’s in Northamptonshire.

daventry fire station visit.jpg2thumbAs part of the two year course, students are required to complete a ‘command and control’ unit and the visit provided an opportunity for the group to get the practical knowledge to relate to their theory work.

During their visit students were set tasks including working in teams and presenting to the others in the group how they would spend the fire stations annual budget. Students were also given the opportunity to operate the XVR equipment, a computerised incident simulator which creates different environments to challenge incident control. It can recreate water rescue, fires, chemical spillages, road traffic accidents, plane crashes, train crashes etc. All of which are great for our students to develop their skills.

To end their visit the groups attended presentations about Incident control and the community protection plan.

Clive Skingsley, Tutor of Uniformed Public Services said:

“Visits such as this are really important to ensure our students can put what they learn in the classroom into practice. Coming to the fire station allows them to see first hand how the command and control room operates, making it easier for them to understand.”

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