Jersey authorities in emergency planning training

Jersey's authorities are learning how to deal with a major emergency.

Staff from every States department, the emergency services, religious leaders and voluntary organisations are on a three-day course training for scenarios involving mass fatalities.

The groups are working together during the course at the Radisson Hotel in St Helier.

Jersey's emergency planning officer, Michael Long, said it was vital for the authorities to be prepared.

He said: "It is part of the bigger picture of improving our emergency preparedness, building on that as an island.

"I'm very pleased and confident that we are continually building on our capability so people in Jersey can be reassured we are doing our best, and should an awful situation occur we are in a position to deal with it professionally and competently."

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