Photos: Emergency services ‘chemical response’ exercise at Dreamland

Training exercise at Dreamland Photo Stefan Costen

Firefighters, police, paramedics, and event organisers took part in a training exercise yesterday (June 5) simulating a major incident at Dreamland.

Photo Stefan Costen

The scenario focused on a music event at the venue, with a fictitious crowd of around 6,500 people being exposed to a potentially harmful chemical.

Some 200 personnel took part in the staged exercise to practice their response to a large scale emergency incident.

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Kent Fire & Rescue Service, which organised the session, went through the steps of carrying out a mass decontamination, with operational crews building shower units and guiding the public through the process.

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  1. Yup, my guess is this a belated exercise after the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert! According to my newspaper this morning, a similar exercise was carried out recently in Manchester “following recommendations made after the public inquiry into the Manchester Arena attack in 2017”. Why has it taken so long?

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