North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service ae running a training exercise on Sunday 15 August 2021. from 10am to 1pm. This means that there will be large number of emergency vehicles in the areas including the new 45m aerial ladder platform from Harrogate fire station.
The surrounding roads may become congested so the service are asking people to avoid the area during the time the exercise takes place. If you are a local resident, they are asking that you don’t park around the entrance to Park Place apartments. Some areas may be coned off prior to the exercise to prevent parking.
As part of the exercise crews will carry out simulated incidents and this may involve use of cosmetic smoke from a high rise building at Park Place Apartments.
The training will allow them to test new equipment and procedures to enhance their response to incidents in high rise buildings.
To help keep operational crews safe when cases of covid-19 remain high the Fire and Rescue Service are asking people to not gather to watch the exercise.