Fire crews go back to classroom

EMERGENCY services and council chiefs in St Helens are to hold a two day training exercise at the new Hope Academy in Newton.

It will take place on August 30 and 31 between 9am and 4.30pm each day. The exercise will involve a large number of fire appliances and firefighters.

As a result people may see the arrival and parking of fire appliances on site and firefighters and equipment in and around the area. But on-lookers are reassured that this is only a routine training requirement in order to meet statutory requirements.