CALLOUT 25 – Call to Assist NWASJune 4, 2023
CALLOUT 27 – Call to assist NWASJune 25, 2023
On Wednesday (14/6/23) afternoon at around 15:30, the team was contacted through Lancashire Police to assist Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (Official) with a wildfire in Peel Park, Accrington.
At the time of the call, 6 fire crews along with other specialist units were in attendance. It was requested for the team to assist in mapping the fire ‘footprint’ to provide the incident command a clear picture of the burn area which could be used alongside other assets such as the drone footage.
The teams’ Polaris buggy was used whilst tracking GPS radios and this was plotted whilst the crews were able to get the fire under control. Once it was clear other resources were not imminently required one of the team’s vehicles was stood down and two members left to assist at a first aid event, and by 8 pm the incident was scaled back and the remaining team stood down. Team members returned to our base, washed vehicles, and sorted kit before completing some of the monthly checks.
Please remember to take care of yourselves and the environment around us especially in the recent hot and dry weather.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a full volunteer organization that responds to those in need in our local community. The team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.
You can help with the work we do and support the team by texting ‘RPMRT’ to 70085 to donate £3 today.