Don’t be alarmed by St John Ambulance training exercise at Lowestoft high school

Volunteers with St John Ambulance.. Picture: ST JOHN AMBULANCE

Volunteers with St John Ambulance.. Picture: ST JOHN AMBULANCE - Credit: Archant

An incident involving a number of casualties and emergency responders will be taking place in Lowestoft this weekend – but all will not be as it seems.

Members of the public are being urged not to be alarmed by what could appear to be a major incident at one of the town's schools.

That is because St John Ambulance will be running a casualty simulation exercise to train its volunteers and staff.

Ian Groves, a spokesman for the charity, said the event at East Point Academy in Kirkley Run on Saturday evening would be part of their continuing professional development.

Mr Groves said: 'This is an event for a number of volunteers at the Lowestoft unit and is likely to appear to onlookers to be a real incident. There will be signs at the entrance to the Academy on the day and a member of the team will also be at the entrance to explain what is happening.

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'We would like to reassure members of the public that this is purely an exercise, not an actual major incident.'

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