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Emergency service respond to fake explosion in Brighton

The Argus: Emergency services attend fake explosion Emergency services attend fake explosion

Emergency services attended a fake explosion.

Police, firefighters and paramedics all took part in the live training exercise at Preston Baracks in Lewes Road, Brighton.

The fake explosion took place just after 10am.

The exercise - timed to coincide with other fake incidents in Eastbourne and Mid Sussex - was intended to test the emergency services' responses major incidents.

Exercise director Steve Voice, Sussex Police, said: "Local people may notice considerable emergency service activity in these areas today. They can rest assured that far from having anything to worry about, this is actually a prudent test of our major incident plans and how we work with partners.

"It is extremely beneficial to the police and other agencies to test contingency plans, as directed by the Home Secretary, in a practical way and to continuously improve our service.

"The scenarios we are testing are exceptional and are of a magnitude that allows us to test all the likely resources available.

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3:10pm Wed 14 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Another cr*ppy Argus headline designed to go with a non-story.

In other news, teachers attend training courses.....
Another cr*ppy Argus headline designed to go with a non-story. In other news, teachers attend training courses..... ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -4

3:41pm Wed 14 May 14

Zizillia says...

It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.
It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous. Zizillia
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Wed 14 May 14

Mr chock says...

Zizillia wrote:
It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.
Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ???
i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio
they happen more and more frequently ..
http://www.standard.
co.uk/news/london/em
ergency-crews-take-p
art-in-major-thames-
crash-exercise-92920
88.html
i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen
[quote][p][bold]Zizillia[/bold] wrote: It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.[/p][/quote]Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ??? i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio they happen more and more frequently .. http://www.standard. co.uk/news/london/em ergency-crews-take-p art-in-major-thames- crash-exercise-92920 88.html i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen Mr chock
  • Score: -2

6:41pm Wed 14 May 14

Mr chock says...

ok its a bit out of Argus readership but .. Dartford Tunnel to close on Saturday for emergency fire exercise
and already people moan about that.. in there online comments
http://www.kentonlin
e.co.uk/dartford/new
s/dartford-tunnel-to
-close-for-16933/#co
mments
ok its a bit out of Argus readership but .. Dartford Tunnel to close on Saturday for emergency fire exercise and already people moan about that.. in there online comments http://www.kentonlin e.co.uk/dartford/new s/dartford-tunnel-to -close-for-16933/#co mments Mr chock
  • Score: -1

6:52pm Wed 14 May 14

may_d1 says...

Mr chock wrote:
Zizillia wrote:
It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.
Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ???
i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio
they happen more and more frequently ..
http://www.standard.

co.uk/news/london/em

ergency-crews-take-p

art-in-major-thames-

crash-exercise-92920

88.html
i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen
why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise,

just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!!
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zizillia[/bold] wrote: It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.[/p][/quote]Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ??? i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio they happen more and more frequently .. http://www.standard. co.uk/news/london/em ergency-crews-take-p art-in-major-thames- crash-exercise-92920 88.html i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen[/p][/quote]why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise, just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!! may_d1
  • Score: 6

11:36pm Wed 14 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

may_d1 wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
Zizillia wrote:
It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.
Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ???
i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio
they happen more and more frequently ..
http://www.standard.


co.uk/news/london/em


ergency-crews-take-p


art-in-major-thames-


crash-exercise-92920


88.html
i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen
why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise,

just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!!
When London's emergency services held a 'dummy run' a few years back, they gave notice that the City would be out of action.

This practice today was planned, and I cannot see why the public weren't warned about it.
[quote][p][bold]may_d1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zizillia[/bold] wrote: It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.[/p][/quote]Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ??? i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio they happen more and more frequently .. http://www.standard. co.uk/news/london/em ergency-crews-take-p art-in-major-thames- crash-exercise-92920 88.html i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen[/p][/quote]why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise, just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!![/p][/quote]When London's emergency services held a 'dummy run' a few years back, they gave notice that the City would be out of action. This practice today was planned, and I cannot see why the public weren't warned about it. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -2

7:53am Thu 15 May 14

Innocentbystander65 says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
may_d1 wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
Zizillia wrote:
It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.
Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ???
i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio
they happen more and more frequently ..
http://www.standard.



co.uk/news/london/em



ergency-crews-take-p



art-in-major-thames-



crash-exercise-92920



88.html
i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen
why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise,

just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!!
When London's emergency services held a 'dummy run' a few years back, they gave notice that the City would be out of action.

This practice today was planned, and I cannot see why the public weren't warned about it.
You're an idiot!
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]may_d1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zizillia[/bold] wrote: It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.[/p][/quote]Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ??? i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio they happen more and more frequently .. http://www.standard. co.uk/news/london/em ergency-crews-take-p art-in-major-thames- crash-exercise-92920 88.html i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen[/p][/quote]why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise, just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!![/p][/quote]When London's emergency services held a 'dummy run' a few years back, they gave notice that the City would be out of action. This practice today was planned, and I cannot see why the public weren't warned about it.[/p][/quote]You're an idiot! Innocentbystander65
  • Score: 1

3:07pm Thu 15 May 14

Roundbill says...

I'm absolutely fine with this sort of practice happening, if They Who Know think it necessary. However, considering how much this must have cost, the business managers for all the services involved must be pretty confident that there is going to be a real event involving multiple targets in the not-too-distant future. I think I'll avoid Churchill Square for the next couple of years.
I'm absolutely fine with this sort of practice happening, if They Who Know think it necessary. However, considering how much this must have cost, the business managers for all the services involved must be pretty confident that there is going to be a real event involving multiple targets in the not-too-distant future. I think I'll avoid Churchill Square for the next couple of years. Roundbill
  • Score: 0

9:21pm Thu 15 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Innocentbystander65 wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
may_d1 wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
Zizillia wrote:
It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.
Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ???
i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio
they happen more and more frequently ..
http://www.standard.




co.uk/news/london/em




ergency-crews-take-p




art-in-major-thames-




crash-exercise-92920




88.html
i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen
why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise,

just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!!
When London's emergency services held a 'dummy run' a few years back, they gave notice that the City would be out of action.

This practice today was planned, and I cannot see why the public weren't warned about it.
You're an idiot!
Explain.....if you can.
[quote][p][bold]Innocentbystander65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]may_d1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zizillia[/bold] wrote: It was actually a bit concerning being nearby and not knowing what it was. The explosion was very loud. I am glad I wasn't driving by, as it could easily have been dangerous.[/p][/quote]Ziz are you for real they had an explosion ??? i knew the event was taking place it was announced lots a few days ago on local and national radio they happen more and more frequently .. http://www.standard. co.uk/news/london/em ergency-crews-take-p art-in-major-thames- crash-exercise-92920 88.html i guess the local community should have been better informed but cost savings meant this did not happen[/p][/quote]why do the public need to be informed do you think terrorist or anyone who wants to cause problems are going to let you know in advance NO, NO THEIR NOT, get over it, it helps the services to put their training into practice for the real thing should it happen, so well done to the emergency services for the work done to day in the training exercise, just remember if it was to happen for real and they didn't have training then you would be moaning that they where not prepared, SO STOP moaning that they didn't inform you it was happening!![/p][/quote]When London's emergency services held a 'dummy run' a few years back, they gave notice that the City would be out of action. This practice today was planned, and I cannot see why the public weren't warned about it.[/p][/quote]You're an idiot![/p][/quote]Explain.....if you can. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -1

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