Fired up

NORTHUMBERLAND firemen welcomed experts from around Europe to a training workshop.

Firefighters from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service joined specialists from Belgium and Bulgaria for the three-day workshop, which covered fire investigation techniques.

This included ways of collecting evidence at fire scenes, which can be vital in finding out how they started.

Officers from Northumberland also demonstrated the fire training facilities at Newcastle Airport.

Future workshops will be held in Ghent, Belgium, and Sofia in Bulgaria.

Northumberland Chief Fire Office Alex Bennett said: “We enjoyed hosting the workshop and welcoming our international partners to Northumberland.”