One hot day during the summer, Itac became the site for a GMFR emergency exercise, which provided vital fire fighter training and tested Itac’s own alarms and fire systems at the same time.
Itac had previously notified all neighbours, to ensure no one perceived the exercise as an actual fire. On the day a Brenntag road tanker arrived on site and coupled up. A small imitation fire was created with the help of a smoke generator.
A GMFR firefighter took the place of an injured driver. At which point Itac activated the fire alarm, by breaking the glass on a warehouse exit call point. At the same time putting in a none emergency call to GMFR.
The company then completed a roll call as GMFR arrived at Itac and instigated their response. The Itac alarm was disengaged and all personnel returned to work. GMFR considered the exercise a great success. For Itac it proved a very successful, thorough and robust test of its fire and safety systems.