Emergency training in England – level 2
People recreated Waterloo Station, a station in London and then they crushed it at an old power station. Emergency services used the site to practise what they would do in the event of a real incident.
This training took a year of planning. The training used seven tube carriages, bodies in and amongst the rubble, 1,000 actors who played the injured, and hundreds of emergency staff.
The training gave the emergency teams an opportunity to practise skills and functions they rarely get to use, and hopefully they won’t have to.
Difficult words: recreate (to make a copy of), site (a place), rubble (pieces of a broken building), staff (workers).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this training for emergency workers?
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