Firefighters brush up on high-rise blaze procedures during Lowestoft training exercise

St Peters Court, Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher

St Peters Court, Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Firefighters in Suffolk are taking part in a training exercise to practice procedures in case of a high-rise blaze.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue took to Twitter to reassure people living in the Lowestoft area about their presence on Tuesday night.

St Peters Court, Lowestoft. Photo: Nick Butcher.

St Peters Court, Lowestoft. Photo: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

They said crews from Lowestoft, Wrentham, Beccles and Bungay were at St Peters Court in the town to practice high-rise fire procedures and that people should not be alarmed.

In summer, after the Grenfell fire in London, plans were announced to install a £200,000 sprinkler system in the 16-storey residential tower block.


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