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Kent's police, ambulance and fire services take part in training exercise at Rochester Airport

Kent's emergency services have been taking part in a massive training exercise this afternoon.

Around 50 firefighters, 10 fire engines and specialist vehicles worked alongside paramedics, police officers and search and rescue teams were called after a lorry rolled onto several cars, crushing the people inside.

Exercise Typhoon, which was held at BAE Systems near Rochester Airport, was designed to test how well the county's emergency services work together.

It took place near Rochester Airport
It took place near Rochester Airport

The air ambulance landed and the fire service's drone was deployed to give officers aeriel footage of the scene.

Students from Mid Kent College in Maidstone were also involved in the training mission, which saw some of them undergo medical treatment.

Stuart Beadle, station manager at Kent Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Being well prepared to respond to emergencies when they occur is at the centre of what we do.

Emergency services were involved in the exercise
Emergency services were involved in the exercise

"The valuable and realistic training opportunity will enable all the agencies to test and validate their emergency plans.

The exercise saw crews use the latest technology and equipment to free patients from cars and treat them at the roadside.

Sallyann Mclean, site manager at BAE Systems, added: "We're committed to supporting the communities in which we operate and we're pleased to provide Kent Fire and Rescue Service with an area to perform this important training exercise."

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