Firefighters to take part in emergency exercise at Grantham business

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The fire service will take part in an exercise tonight at Environcom in Grantham.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service will team up with East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive in a mock emergency incident at the Spittlegate Level site.

From around 7pm crews will descend on the site, simulating a large-scale fire in one of the facility’s workshops.

The exercise will only take psrt on the site and the fire service has asked members of the public not to panic if they see fire engines in the area.

Sean King, divisional commander at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, says: “We’d like to thank Environcom for working with us on this exercise and allowing us access to the premises. Regular training scenarios like this are really important, allowing our crews to prepare for a range of incidents and to test and validate their response in the unlikely event of an emergency.”

A spokesperson for Environcom added: “As always the safety of our staff and the local community is of paramount importance and that’s why we’re happy to be working with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and other partner agencies on this exercise.”