'Don't be alarmed' - Fire service gather for training exercise in city

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise is underway in All Saints Green in Norwich.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise is under way in All Saints Green in Norwich. - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service have urged people “not to be alarmed” as appliances gather in Norwich for high-rise evacuation training. 

Firefighters from Carrow, Sprowston, Earlham and on-call crews have congregated at All Saints Green in the city for the training exercise this evening [Wednesday, March 30]. 

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise is underway in All Saints Green in Norwich.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise in All Saints Green in Norwich. - Credit: Archant

This is to test the services emergency response.  

In a tweet, a spokesman wrote: “Don’t be alarmed. We are training in All Saints Green, Norwich, this evening.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise is underway in All Saints Green in Norwich.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise in All Saints Green in Norwich. - Credit: Archant

"Blue watch from Carrow, Sprowston & Earlham, plus on-call crews from the area will be doing high-rise training evacuation work with residents.  

“It’s part of our work to test emergency response.” 

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise is underway in All Saints Green in Norwich.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service training exercise in All Saints Green in Norwich. - Credit: Archant