Firefighters to train on Lincoln high rise block

Firefighters will be testing out how quickly they can respond to incidents at a Lincoln high rise.

Four crews from around the city will be at Shuttleworth House on April 24 from 7.30pm simulating rescue efforts during a fire.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area will crews use Lytton Street for access to the residential building. Residents are also being told to take care.

Richard Kennedy, crew manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “It’s really important that we regularly train using real buildings.

“As well as checking that crews are up to date with procedures, it helps them familiarise themselves with key buildings.”

Andrew McNeil, City of Lincoln Council, said: “This exercise will be a very useful training tool for the fire service and should help reassure our tenants that they are receiving the best care we can offer them as their landlord.

“Each of our flat blocks have appropriate equipment and fire safety measures and we strive to have the best protection in place for our tenants in the unlikely event of a fire.”