The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) took part in a multi-agency exercise in Peterborough last night (Wednesday, September 18).
Exercise Hotfoot took place at Queensgate Shopping Centre between 6pm and 10pm and was designed to test the response of emergency services, local authorities and other partners.
The exercise was organised by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum (CPLRF) and was based around a scenario involving a promotional car on fire in the shopping centre which resulted in multiple casualties, played by students from the local college.
Robert Flute, Head of Resilience and Special Operations EEAST, said: “Exercises such as these are an important part of our work to ensure we are prepared to respond to major incidents.
“It’s important these exercises are as realistic as possible in order for us to get the most out of them.
“I’d like to thank Queensgate and the volunteers from Peterborough Regional College for their help during the exercise.”
The organisations who took part in the exercise alongside EEAST included: Queensgate Shopping Centre, Cambridgeshire Police, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Peterborough City Council, British Red Cross, Peterborough Regional College, and St John Ambulance.