Training Exercise Stages Dramatic Cliff Face Rescue

The Wrekin was the spectacular setting for a dramatic joint training exercise involving firefighters and a cave rescue team.

In a carefully staged re-construction, a climber was left dangling from his rope after becoming stuck on a sheer cliff face.

Firefighters from Telford and Wellington set up equipment at the top of cliff and used it to lower a member of the Midlands Cave Rescue team down to the stranded climber.

Soon afterwards the climber and the cave rescue team member were safely lowered to the ground.

“It was a very useful joint exercise and gave firefighters and the cave rescue team an opportunity to work side by side in a very realistic setting and scenario,” said firefighter, Mark Smith, afterwards.

14th October, 2015