Real life project gives real-time experience to fire crews

A JOB at a waste water site turned into a training exercise for three local fire crews thanks to AJ Engineering.

Site supervisor Grant Mitchell invited firefighters from Elgin, Fochabers and Keith to the project at Fochabers Waste Water Treatment Plant to carry out simulated rescue training.

Wilson Burnett is managing the project for Efficient Service Delivery (ESD) and Scottish Water.

The job is to refurbish a tank which involves carrying out mechanical, steel works and civil works.

The project will not be completed until next year as the workers can only get access to one area at a time, but Grant and Wilson who have a team of six at the site saw the benefit in allowing the local fire crews to train.

Wilson said: “It just seemed like a great opportunity to ask the fire crews along to give them some training at the site. The crews took part in practising the rescue of a person from inside the tank. They were on site for about two hours and it gave them valuable training and practice in rope access.”

The job at Fochabers is one of three projects on the go with ESD for Scottish Water.


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