Firefighters in Manchester and London have agreed to assist police in future marauding terrorist attacks (MTA) in the aftermath of the 2017 attack at Manchester Arena.
Crews usually wait for police to secure a site, but they will be trained to respond to MTAs – Where attackers move through a location aiming to kill. The arrangements mean that crews in London and Manchester will be provided with both training and protective gear prior to entering any area where a fast-moving attack is ongoing, and that firefighters will be tasked with assisting the evacuation of casualties alongside tackling blazes.
It is our privilege to deliver the first aid aspect of this vital training to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), an important step towards keeping the public safe and providing essential assistance to the other emergency services.
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