Every Tuesday evening for 6 weeks, Dorset Police conducted a Joint Emergency Services Marauding Terrorist Attack training exercise along with the Fire Service, NHS paramedics and volunteers. The event consisted of Police Firearms teams responding to a simulated terrorist attack onsite with Fire Service and Ambulance crews supporting in attendance to volunteer ‘casualties’.
RRT volunteers form Bournemouth and Yeovil served more than 800 meals over the six weeks duration of the weekly event held in the evenings.
Dave Fitzpatrick, the Counter Terrorism Planner and Devon and Cornwall Police said
“On behalf of Dorset Police, SWAST and DWFRS, can I say a huge thank you to you and your teams for the assistance you gave over the past six weeks at Exercise Cardinal. The numbers of people participating in the exercise gradually increased each week, and that was in part due to the positive feedback being spread through the organisations and volunteer groups about the quality of refreshments being provided by
RRT was glad to be involved in such a crucial exercise, and well done to all of those who completed the training exercise!