Volunteers needed for “train crash” exercise near Grantham

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About 80 volunteers are needed to take part in Exercise Georgiana, a full-scale simulated train crash taking place between May 21 and 23.

Steve Eason-Harris, emergency planning officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are looking for people to get involved at the ‘survivor reception centre’ in Claypole on Tuesday, May 21, between 9.30am and 
7pm. It would involve members of the public playing numerous roles, including being an injured person or a member of a family affected by the incident, amongst others, so if you are available for the whole day or just a few hours, we would like to hear from you.”

Run by the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum, the full scale exercise will test Lincolnshire’s plans for dealing with a serious crash.

Head of emergency planning at Lincolnshire County Council, David Powell, said: “All LRF organisations responsible for dealing with such emergencies will be involved - alongside voluntary groups – working together 
to save and protect life just as they would in a real crisis.

“The aim is to put the county’s carefully laid plans into practice so that we’re better prepared and experienced should the worst ever actually happen.”

People who wish to take part in the exercise are asked to register their interest by calling 01522 582220 or go to jems@lincoln.fire-uk.org.