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Why emergency services were on the River Avon in Bath today Bath City News

Firefighters from the Avon Fire and Rescue Service were seen on the River Avon in Bath today (Tuesday April 13).

A boat and fire engine were spotted on the river near Pulteney Weir earlier this afternoon.

The specialized rescue boat was seen loaded with firefighters.

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue confirmed that the group is undergoing training.

They said, “We have a specialist boat and a fire engine in Bath today for training.

The spokesperson continued, “Crews will practice deploying the boat quickly and finding good points of entry and exit to the water so that they are well trained in an emergency.”

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In the urban areas of Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare, fire stations are run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by firefighters ready to help in an emergency.

Approximately 500 full-time firefighters, 120 firefighters on duty, 35 screening officers and 120 support officers work for Avon Fire and Rescue and their teams undergo regular training.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-13 12:21:13