COMFORT FOR COLD, HUNGRY FIRE-FIGHTERS
It is a well known fact that fighting fires is a highly stressful task, and this was borne out with the recent bungalow fires near Borwick, Lancashire. The fire required some 35 fire-fighters to work well into the hours of darkness with temperatures plummeting towards zero.
A local Rapid Relief Team member from Preston received a call at 20:10 from the Lancashire Fire & Rescue team. After a scramble the RRT arrived at the scene at 20:40.
After having been on duty for over five hours, these brave persons were immensely grateful to be offered hot drinks and refreshments at the scene. The Rapid Relief Team provides support and help nationally, at short notice, during emergencies and crises. RRT Preston being the nearest to the event, enthusiastically provided the refreshments.
The Fire Department called up the RRT knowing they had the ability to set up a support hub at very short notice, and from past experience, rely on them to deliver the support required
The service provided was greatly appreciated and the below note of thanks was sent in shortly after the event.