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RNLI Penarth joins other organisations for multi-agency training exercise

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Penarth’s volunteer crew took part in a multi-agency exercise along with HM Coastguard Penarth Rescue Team, Welsh Ambulance Service and Medserve Wales.

RNLI Penarth

The exercise, which took place by Penarth Pier and in RNLI Penarth Lifeboat Station, saw Penarth’s volunteer crew join professionals and volunteers from other agencies to simulate working together in a medical emergency.

Jason Dunlop, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Penarth Lifeboat Station, said:

"This was a great exercise which we all learnt a great deal from. In emergency situations it’s crucial for different agencies to work together, and this training helped foster a better understanding of the procedures used by different agencies.

"Thanks to all the agencies who took part, with special thanks to Medserve Wales for the clinical lead support."

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