Emergency services to respond to ‘major incident’ on Norfolk rail line

An Ambulance heads down the A11 at Elveden to an emergency. Photograph Simon Parker

An Ambulance heads down the A11 at Elveden to an emergency. Photograph Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

Emergency services will be practising their response to a major incident in Norfolk this week.

The East of England Ambulance Service will be holding the exercise on a railway line in Wymondham on Wednesday.

The exercise will start at 10am and will also involve Norfolk Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, HM Armed Forces, Norfolk County Council, South Norfolk Council, and Peterborough Medical Emergency Response Incident Team.

Students from Lowestoft College will act as casualties throughout the exercise.

Robert Flute, head of resilience and special operations at the ambulance service, said: 'The aim of this exercise is to ensure that the multi-agency response to a major incident is effective and coordinated.


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There will be a multi-agency command and control structure, which will include all levels of command structure with a strategic coordinating group.'

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