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‘Horsing Around’ - Firefighters practice rescue skills in equine environment

Firefighters from Melton Mowbray Fire & Rescue Station have been involved in a training exercise at SMB College Group's Brooksby Campus.

The college, which offers multiple courses to students including agriculture and animal care, offered its site to Firefighters.

In a social media post Melton station said the exercise helped them carry out realistic training while helping the college practice their equine evacuation skills.

Melton station were joined by crews from Southern Station who specialise in technical rescue including open water and animal rescues.

Crews use their skills to rescue a 'horse' from danger. Photo: Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Spokesperson said: "Today we held an exercise at Brooksby College Equine Campus. This helps us to carry out realistic training and also benefits the college by testing their evacuation procedures for the animals.

Our Technical Rescue crew from Southern Fire Station also held a session for the students to observe some techniques we use for large animal rescues. There was some fantastic interaction from the students and we thank the college for allowing us to use such a great training venue."

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