|The first of the fire crews to arrive at the top farm yard|
We had joined with the Coniston and Ambleside Fire Fighters to do an exercise to make sure that we would all know exactly what to do if ever the worst really did happen, and a fire was to break out at Hill Top House.
We took some photos of the exercise as it was happening. They're a bit wobbly because we were more concerned with making sure that everything was being done properly, but they give you an idea of what was happening.
Two of our team leaders had been liaising with the fire crew Managers to set up the exercise - but no one else knew it was a practice run. It was a great way to test out our emergency plans and access routes, as well as getting the adrenalin flowing!
|Both Fire engines in the top yard (or should I be saying 'Fire appliances' now?|
|Fire Fighters in breathing apparatus getting ready to go in the House|
|Rescuing the 'fragile' collection|
It was incredibly helpful to do both exercises this week, and important that the fire crews had a practical opportunity to get to know Hill Top. Let's just hope that we never have to deal with anything like this for real.
That was quite enough excitement for this week I think, but I would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Coniston and Ambleside Fire Fighters. Cheers guys - you were fantastic!
post & photos: Jo and the Hill Top team.