French MIRG winched down

On 2 February the French MIRG experienced what being winched down from a helicopter in a special suit feels like. The team was lowered from the Civil Security helicopter which is based at “Le Touquet Airport”.

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Helicopter Winch Training

After the HUET and survival at sea, the MIRG’s face a new challenge: a helicopter winch training. An important part of the programme as a helicopter will be the main mean of transportation in case of an on board incident.

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MIRG EU Large Scale Exercise

One of the objectives of the MIRG EU Project is to deliver a large scale exercise to demonstrate the progress and achievements of the Group which is scheduled to take place in June 2014 using a vessel located ‘at sea’.

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Watch our HUET training

In September the Calais Fire Service had their helicopter underwater escape training in Marseille. A very important part of the MIRG-EU training programme. Want to know how it went? Watch the video made by fellow MIRG-member Nicolas Leclet on our You Tube channel.

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All partners agree on Operations Policy Manual

Today representatives of all MIRG-partners put their signature under the Operations Policy Manual. This manual, prepared by the EU (INTERREG IVA 2Seas) MIRG Project Group, provides the framework to support cooperation between partner states when responding to incidents requiring a Fire & Rescue Service response at sea.

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