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Firefighters seal enhanced co-operation for dealing with Aerodrome fire and rescue incidents 21 September 2007

Chief Fire Officer Brian Draper (right) and Lindsay Armstrong, Rescue and Fire Services Manager, Isle of Man Airport, are seen here signing the joint Memorandum of Understanding between the two services from the Departments of Home Affairs and Transport, for the Command and Control of fire and rescue related emergencies, should they occur at Ronaldsway.

Brian Draper and Lindsay ArmstrongThe groundbreaking agreement forms the foundation of an enhanced level of understanding over the various roles and responsibilities that will be undertaken in the event of any incident requiring the attendance of both services.

The document is the culmination of considerable hard work and has resulted in improved liaison, co-operation and training between the two services. Chief Fire Officer Brian Draper said:

‘This Memorandum of Understanding is the result of some excellent work between ourselves and the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Service, and provides a sound basis for the continuation of the joint training that’s currently taking place. Most importantly, should an emergency occur at the Airport, the lines of communication and levels of command and control have been more clearly defined and detailed in the document, with both organisations working hard to provide a high level of professional and joined-up response.’

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