NWAS Greater Manchester and NWAS Lancashire contact team for availability status.

At 12.57hrs this cold and damp afternoon, our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE was contacted directly by NWAS (Greater Manchester) Parkway EOC and then at 14.01hrs by NWAS ( Lancashire) Broughton EOC, to enquire as to the team’s availability status, to assist NWAS with likely issues of high peak demand and weather related events (rain, snow and ice) over the period commencing this evening and in to tomorrow evening. (All as part of the ‘step up’ procedure for NWAS)

All operational Team members were alerted by pager to this request at 14.06hrs by our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE, with contingencies then put in to place should we be requested.

We understand NWAS have made similar contact with our colleague MRTs in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, including Oldham MRT.