Fire Night for MVS Severn


The Tewkesbury based Severn Unit held a training night to learn about what should be done if a fire breaks out on a boat.

VPO Ben Foster-Smith led the session and gave a presentation on the possible causes of fires afloat and then discussed the best way to deal with them.

Members also had the opportunity to use some of the various types of fire extinguishers available to fight controlled fires.

HOU ​Nic Price said, “It was probably the first time many of us had actually used a fire extinguisher and many valuable lessons were learned.

It was a really “hands on” evening.”

Picture: VPO Ben-Foster Smith setting up a controlled fire.