IF Dorset residents spot large numbers of fire service, police or ambulance vehicles or convoys today (Thursday) or tomorrow, they shouldn't be alarmed.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is holding its annual service exercise in the county, to test a number of scenario based incidents.
Exercise commander, Richard Coleman said: “We run our annual Service Exercise in order to test a number of topical issues based upon known risks. Our Local Resilience Forum (LRF) partners, made up from local authorities, police and health for example, also support us and take part and see it as a valuable learning exercise in terms of partnership working.
We aim to test such factors as major incident co-ordination centre, strategic holding areas and flood rescue co-ordination, which reflects the needs we have, and may see in the future.”