Wednesday 10 Mar 2004


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Network Rail has set up a joint emergency exercise at Broxbourne station following a request from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service.  Training is essential for firefighters and this exercise will see them practise a number of skills.  Network Rail staff will also be present rehearsing their involvement in rail incidents. Station Commander Robert Baines, of Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said:  “We are grateful for the chance to work alongside Network Rail because it is vital in emergencies for everyone to work smoothly together and this sort of practise can help us all save lives.” Mark Sadler, Network Rail said: “We are utilising the Goods Yard at Broxbourne for the exercise as there is good access for the Fire Service and there will be no impact to passenger services. It will give the fire fighters and Network Rail staff invaluable experience for any incidents in the future.” The exercise will take place on Tuesday 16 March between 20.00 and 22.00.  Passenger services will not be affected.

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