A multi-agency emergency exercise took place on the evening of Wednesday 17th April at one of Guernsey’s fuel suppliers. The staged incident started when petrol was being transferred from a tank via flexible hoses to another tank. Due to a split in the transfer hose, petrol started to flow along the bund floor. The vapour ignited causing an explosion and fire, all emergency services were then activated.
A number of employed Service staff and Ambulance Reserve Volunteers took part in the exercise.