Aug 5 2010
Following the very close ties that exist between the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team and the Fire, Police and Ambulance Services in Greater Manchester, alongside the links the team also has at a Civil Contingencies level with Local Authorities, the North West Air Ambulance, and with the local resources of the St John Ambulance and the British Red Cross alongside a recent meeting with a local RNLI supporter, the team has been investigating the possibility of a ’local’ 999 Emergency Services event, to showcase the work of all the aforementioned in the Bolton community and local surrounding areas.
Such an event would be similar to the ones we have attended in Darwen town centre over recent years, and could also possibly involve actual ’mock accident’ demonstrations and similar.
This morning representing the team, our Team Training Officer Elaine Gilliland, met with Sally Hayes of Bolton Council at Bolton Town Hall to initially discuss the possibility of Bolton Council and the Mayor of Bolton supporting such an event and possibly taking on the role of overall co-ordination and organiser.
The meeting was very positive but it was acknowledged that there would be a lot of work required to mount such an event, and so for the present time the liklihood of holding such an event locally remains just a possibility.