Crews evacuate nightclub in Sidmouth exercise

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3897. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Father Christmas was among the dummy casualties rescued from Sidmouth’s nightclub at a five-crew fire exercise this week.

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3900. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Firefighters put on their breathing apparatus to enter a smoke-logged Carinas, deactivate the electricity and gas supplies and made the scene safe. Three scouts also volunteered to be live casualties for the joint exercise between crews from Ottery, Colyton, Honiton, Exmouth and Sidmouth.

Crew manager Sally Neal, who organised it with Adam Howitt, said: “It went very well. Carinas was completely smoke-logged – we couldn’t see anything. Santa was down in the basement. After we got everyone out we turned on the high-pressure fan to clear the smoke.

“We’re quite lucky in Sidmouth, we know quite a lot of premises we can smoke-log. Having Carinas let us invite the other crews over.”

Sally thanked Carinas manager Mandy Patch, who did an ‘excellent’ job preparing the site, and the occupants of the flats above for their patience during the exercise, which lasted two and a half hours on Monday evening.

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3901. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3902. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3905. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3903. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3907. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3909. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3910. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3913. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3916. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3918. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3917. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3920. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3924. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3923. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3926. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3925. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3927. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3929. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3928. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3931. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3933. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3934. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3935. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3936. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3939. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3940. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3942. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3943. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3944. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3947. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3949. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3948. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3950. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3952. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3953. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3954. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3955. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3956. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3957. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3960. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night

Appliances from Sidmouth,Ottery,Colyton,Honiton and Exmouth attended a fire exercise at Carins night club. Ref shs 48-17TI 3961. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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