Jul 22 2008
Today, members of the team were invited to assist Lancashire Constabulary Neighbourhood Policing Team with an awareness day on Water Safety. In conjunction with United Utilites Ranger Service, the Police gave out leaflets and information highlighting the dangers of using areas of open water for swimming and other unsupervised activities, as part of Lancon’s Operation Summer Nights.
Members of the Team, the Rangers and the Police then carried out a practical session and mock rescue, to emphasise the complications of having to recover a ’casualty’ from open water in potentially dangerous and often tragic circumstances.
We would like to thank Sgt. David Brown from Lancashire Police and Countryside Ranger Hazel Gannaway from United Utilites for inviting us to attend, as we embrace every opportunity for multi-agency working to enhance and promote the capabilities of the Team. And a big thanks also to the team members who gave up their afternoon to be present.