Moorland Fire, Broadhead Road area, Turton

At 16.05hrs this afternoon, the team was paged to contact Lancashire Constabulary, to contact in turn Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, who possibly required the team to assist with a large moorland grass fire in the Broadhead Road area of Turton.

The call was answered by our Deputy Team Leader Geoff Seddon, whilst Call Out contact Mike Marsh paged the team to go ’To standby.’

Following discussion with our Deputy Team Leader, LFRS then confirmed that the fire had been brought under control and the team was no longer required to assist, with the team being stood down at 16.22hrs.

This is recorded here for information only and this request for the team is not featured in our Incident listings.

(The team plays a role in assisting both Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service at large moorland fires, by providing detailed local area knowledge, catering support, transporting fire fighters and equipment in our vehicles on moorland tracks, providing standby rescue cover to deployed fire fighters, secondary communications, mapping support, and ’real time’ plotting of the extent of moorland fires. Note, The team does not engage in actual active fire fighting duties)