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Radius Group Enhances Local Emergency Services Training

In a recent collaboration that underscores our commitment to community safety, Radius Group, provided vital support to the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service by hosting a specialised emergency training session at our facility.

The event, held this week in our yard, featured the use of a tower crane, which was instrumental in simulating rescue operations from tall structures. This unique training opportunity allowed local firefighters to use their skills in a high-altitude rescue scenario. The session was also attended by Intervention Rescue, providing additional support and learning.

“It was a privilege to support our local heroes in their training efforts,” said Rachael Swanston, Marketing Manager at Radius Group. “Providing our facilities and equipment plays a crucial role in boosting the readiness of our emergency services, which is vital for the safety of our community.”

The training involved a realistic scenario in which a crane operator needed to be rescued from the cabin at the top of a 30m mast. The session, which was attended by Chief Fire Officer of Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service Nikki Watson, was highly praised for its realism and effectiveness.

Nikki Watson, Chief Fire Officer at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Though Northamptonshire does not have many high rise buildings, our firefighters need to be trained and ready to respond to rescuing people from heights of any kind.”

“Having an opportunity to test our resilience to rescuing people from height is incredibly important and we are thankful to the Radius Group for giving us the opportunity to practise our skills alongside them.”

Radius Group is proud to support the bravery and dedication of the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service through this initiative, which will contribute to the safety and well-being of the community. This relationship highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility and its role in fostering a safer environment for all.

In partnership with Intervention Rescue, Radius provides tall structure training courses. For more information or to book a course, please call 01604 622 865 or email