New Sandbagger for Taunton RRT

Sand Bagging is something the RRT have done on several occasions when it has flooded in Somerset. The Taunton Rapid Relief Team are now delighted to have this new piece of equipment, the cost of which has been heavily subsidised by the Somerset Rivers Authority. Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, with her interest in ‘The Future […]

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RRT Support Crews Fighting Timber Fire, Norfolk

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at a waste timber yard in North Runcton, near King’s Lynn, just before midday on Saturday 21st January 2017, to find around 40,000 cubic metres of waste timber alight. Support was quickly called from other stations around Norfolk, including the water carrier from Fakenham, […]

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RRT Help Out During East Coast Storm Surge

Early in the day of the 13th January 2017, the police started advising residents that there would be a need to evacuate some houses in Aldeburgh due to an expected tidal surge in the evening. Aldeburgh RRT contacted Ipswich RRT and agreed that we would work together with Ipswich providing the Rapid Deployment Trailer and […]

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Italy – RRT Serves Food at Avalanche Site, Rigopiano

Following a series of earthquakes in central Italy, an avalanche occurred on the evening of 18 January 2017 on Gran Sasso d’Italia, in Rigopiano, a tourist destination in the municipality of Farindola. The Rigopiano hotel was one of the only buildings in the area and was hit by a 30-metre-high avalanche. An isolated location, approximately […]

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