Medics, the military and the emergency services have been taking part in a major exercise to see how they would cope in the evacuation of a hospital.
Around 140 people were involved in the operation, where mock patients were rescued from a ward filled with smoke.
All of the pictures in Claire Mongomery's reports were from the staged exercise today.
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