Rescue me!--Conference on the ropes! Workshops at the NWFS Conference, which took place at the Fire Service College, were well attended and provided a networking opportunity for those involved.(Seminar Report)

NWFS Conference

This year at the Networking Women in the Fire Service conference, the ever popular Rope Rescue workshop was available with an advanced session being included, and, for the first time, a water rescue workshop was introduced.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) have always supported NWFS, particularly the conference, and many delegates have attended since the first conference in 1996. For the last two years, trainers from ESFRS have attended to run workshops and this year organised both the rope rescue and the water rescue workshops.

The water rescue workshop was an all day event, which took place in Stratford-upon-Avon. The workshop included an introduction to rescue techniques and associated equipment, with the opportunity to enter the water in a dry suit and buoyancy aid to practice the techniques. …

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