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Last updated: 20/03/2018, 1:53 PM

London Fire Brigade training exercise at Barbican Estate

14/02/2018 00:00
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Firefighters will be undertaking a training exercise at the Barbican Estate in the City.
 
The exercise, which will take place inside Cromwell Tower at the estate on the afternoon of Wednesday, 14 February, is part of regular training the Brigade carries out at locations across London.
 
A command unit and six fire engines from Dowgate, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Plaistow and Lambeth fire stations will be taking part in the exercise and they will be parked in Silk Street and outside Cromwell Tower.
 
Firefighters will be using the fire stairs, lift lobbies and a balcony as part of the training, but the exercise will not involve any residents.
 
Station Manager at Dowgate fire station, Jay Chapman, said: “I want to reassure residents that this is just part of a regular schedule of training exercises.
 
“They are important for our crews to get to know key local buildings so they are familiar with the layout if there is an emergency they have to respond to.
 
“Training exercises also give firefighters an opportunity to practise their skills in a realistic incident scenario.”
 
The lifts will remain in public use throughout and residents will be able to enter and exit the building in the normal way.
 
Team members from the City of London Corporation’s Barbican Estate Office will be on site during the training exercise to assist residents and members of the public.