Video: Lincolnshire emergency services face toughest training yet

A train crash with a car on a level crossing, a four car pile-up and a lorry collision into a school were among the hair-raising scenarios faced by emergency services in one day near Lincoln.

Lincolnshire firefighters and partner emergency responders took part in an extreme training exercise based on real-life scenarios at the Waddington fire and rescue training facility throughout the day on Tuesday, May 9.

Over 100 specialists from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Police, East Midlands Ambulance (EMAS), LIVES and first responders were involved in the training exercise.

The aim was to develop lifesaving skills, decision making and practice rescue techniques based on real life scenarios.

Four scenarios had been created at the training centre, including a vodka factory explosion, a school scenario, a car crash and an overturned train.

The four scenarios were based on real life incidents that happened in the Lincolnshire area.

Those who took part in the training acting as the patients were all volunteers. Some volunteers worked for LIVES and other first responder organisations.

Throughout the day four teams made up of different emergency service groups rotated around each scenario. The object of the extreme situations was to push individuals to learn new techniques of working together and practice their skill set.

Last year was the first year this extreme training exercise took place.