Visit to Team by Senior GMFRS Fire Officers

This afternoon our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE met with two Senior Fire Offficers from GMFRS at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ to discuss strengthening the existing liaisons between MRTs operating in Greater Manchester and the GMFRS.

Andrew Brookes, Area Manager, Operations and Station Commander Jim Hutton (Also a GMFRS USAR member) spent some 2 hours in the company of Garry, discussing the role, capabilities and work of MRTs and how existing liaisons can be mutually developed between the MRTs in Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

A further meeting is scheduled tomorrow evening between the Team Leaders of Oldham MRT, Rossendale and Pendle MRT, Garry as Team Leader of our Team and Andrew Brookes of GMFRS to review our existing Memorandum of Understanding between the mentioned MRTs and GMFRS, and to discuss how MRTs can further support GMFRS in operational rescue incidents.