On Tuesday the 19th and Wednesday the 20th of June between 0800hrs and 1800hrs the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) team will be carrying out a training exercise at Brookhurst Wood. The exercise will involve a number of ambulances and fire service vehicles visiting the site.
It is necessary for the USAR team to conduct ongoing training and assessment in line with National procedures and risk assessments. This ensures that the West Sussex USAR team can mobilise in a timely manor and conduct search and rescue operations effectively in real life scenarios throughout West Sussex.
Please don’t be alarmed if you hear sirens or see the fire engines and ambulances as this will be part of the training exercise.