Firefighters from Bicester have taken part in an intense training exercise.

The session focused on the importance of using breathing apparatus (BA).

The 'BA Shuffle', essential in smoke-filled, disorienting rescue scenarios, was practiced by the newer crew members.

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They successfully located and removed 'casualties' from a simulated danger zone despite encountering numerous unexpected hurdles.

The force said: "This skill is an essential part of our training as it allows us to firefight and effect rescues in smoke and fire filled environments when we need to."

The station encourages people who are interested in becoming an on-call Firefighter to visit the Oxfordshire County Council website to find out more information.