Cadets complete critical incident training

09 May 2016 11:17 AM

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Teen Police Cadets complete terrorism and critical incident training.

The training, which involved a staged critical incident, was held at Tynemouth Fire Station and saw the cadets learn about Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear attacks and how Northumbria police, North Tyneside Fire Service and the North East Ambulance Service are trained to respond.

PC Paul McKenzie, Police Cadet Leader for North Tyneside, said: "The training involved a presentation from an officer to give the cadets an overall view of the joint services response to a terrorist and industrial chemical incident.

"This was followed by an opportunity for the Cadets to see some of the specialist equipment which the officers from each respective service have at their disposal.

"The Cadets were also given the opportunity to put their learning into practice during a staged incident within the Fire station grounds -  all the while being observed by the ranking officers from each service.

"Although a busy and challenging day, the cadets showed great passion and aptitude in organising themselves and responding to the task at hand and should be very proud of themselves."

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