Safer Working in Flood Conditions


Members of MVS Units from Menai Bridge, Northumbria and Morecambe Bay gathered in Lancashire at the weekend to undertake Module 1 of the DeFRA Flood Rescue Concept of Operations.

The FRCO aims to enhance flood rescue capability in the UK by coordinating government departments, blue-light services and other agencies.

Whilst none of the units attending the training are on the National Asset Register for flood operations, the qualification provides a solid introduction to safe working around water.

The course includes risk management, hydrology, the physiology of first aid for drowning, hypothermia & cold water shock, and rescue techniques that can be employed from the relative safety of land.

MVS Menai Bridge

MVS Morecambe Bay

MVS Northumbria

Picture: Members of the three units who attended the training at Morecambe Sea Cadets.