The prospect of rummaging round the pitch black interior of the derelict Crown Hotel for a BA drill held no qualms for our crew from North Lowestoft Fire Station.
After all, we're rufty-tufty firefighters - right?
Rufty-tufty disappeared sharpish when you're gathered together in the smoke blackened kitchen and you see 'Help me' scrawled in the grime and you hear a low moaning sound from the gloom.
I digress - anybody would think this was an episode of Most Haunted which, incidentally, did feature the Crown Hotel.
There were two search and rescue scenario's for us to do.
I was No. 1 on the first scenario with Seb as my No. 2 managing the charged 45.
The brief was to follow the left-hand wall through the front bar carrying out search and rescue to also include a raised seating area.
We made good progress following the bench seating round to the inner front doors and this is where we found our first casualty. Seb grabbed the casualty and I led us back out to BAECO.
Straight back in and quickly...
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