Incident 97/2009

Due to the overnight and morning snowfall in the area, team members and team vehicles were again called out to assist NWAS (Manchester) with various incidents arising from the wintry weather conditions. Our first incident commenced at 09:40 and with the last incident finishing just before midnight. The team dealt with 16 separate incidents including assisting NWAS emergency vehicles stuck in the snow and ice, transporting a District Nurse between two moorland villages, a sledging accident in the Bradshaw area, and directly assisting the ambulance service with casualty transfers to hospital including patients with fractures and medical conditions.

In total 19 team members in four team vehicles and three team member’s vehicles were involved in these incidents.

During the day, hard worked team members (also remember that they have been out on the previous days incidents) have worked tirelessly in support of our colleagues in NWAS (Manchester) who have been obviously very busy during this winter weather period.

Team members have taken advantage of food breaks whenever they can which included 5 team members turning up at our Team Leader’s house after dealing with incident 97xii/2009, where they were treated to a meal of pea & ham soup by our Team Leader’s partner (and former team member) Ann Thompson – the pea and ham soup received a 10/10 gourmet chef’s recommendation from the team members who sampled it!

Our base at Ladybridge Hall was finally closed down at 01:00 in the early morning of Wednesday 23rd December.