Emergency response action at power station

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FERRYBRIDGE Power Station will be running emergency response exercises with fire, police and ambulance crews on the site today. (Tuesday October 11).

The exercises will run from 2pm to 5pm when West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be at the site .

A spokeswoman from the power station’s operator Scottish and Southern Energy said: “ There is nothing to worry about at all. The exercises are being held so the emergency services can prepare for any incident which could occur on site.

“You have emergency drills at any small office but at a big site like this you need to have all the rescue crews down there to be able to know the layout of the power station in case there was an incident. ”

The company has a legal obligation to carry out the emergency response training programme throughout the year to test the power station’s own emergency command team procedures with the local rescue services.