Jan 9 2010
It has been 21 days since our first callout on the evening of Saturday 19th December 2009, related to the period of wintry weather in our team operational area.
With incident 30/2010 (late this afternoon), we have reached an unbelievable total of 100 seperate operational incidents over this snowy period.
Never has the team been so busy in all of its 41 year history. These operational incidents and all the work which is associated in supporting them, represents a huge amount of time and effort on behalf of the team membership.
At least some element of the team has been on standby or has been dealing with an incident for 18 hours of every day in the past few days, and the commitment shown by all the volunteers, whether it be administrative work, or on the front line, has been completely unprecedented.
We offer our thanks on behalf of the community we serve, to the employers and families of all the team’s members, all of whom have been understanding in allowing the team’s members time away from work or families during this period if inclement weather.