On Thursday 8 August the London Fire Brigade will conduct a training exercise in Richmond Park.
Should a fire ever happen in Richmond Park there are many locations that are a long way from any hydrant. In such circumstances the Brigade will place a series of engines along the route and pump water continuously along the line. To do this proficiently the fire fighters need to practice as it's technically a difficult operation.
On the day, there will be a number of engines pumping water out of Pen Ponds along a series of hoses then placing the water back in Pen Ponds!