Kind Letter of Thanks from Chris Kenny QFSM, MA, MSc, CEng. Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, in regards to our involvement in the recent Lancaster Flooding Incident

Further to our being called out to provide assistance during the Lancaster flooding Major Incident, on the late evening of Saturday 5th December 2015 – please see our Incident 90, dated the same, today our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE received the following letter from Chris Kenny QFSM, MA, MSc, CEng. Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, extracts of which state:

“Dear Garry,

Severe Flooding in Lancaster on 5th December 2015.

I am writing to offer my thanks for the support that Bolton Mountain Rescue Team gave to Lancashire Fire and Recue Service during the recent flooding in Lancashire.

Following mobilisation, your resources arrived promptly into Lancaster with a very impressive number of volunteers and resources.

The team quickly assimilated to the operational response team and became involved in the safe evacuation of residents and helping to transfer patients and critical personnel from one side of the bridge to the other to help them access the hospital.

As you know, thankfully, these emergencies are rare but, when they do occur, it is always heartening to see colleagues from the voluntary sector working alongside fire and rescue staff with the single aim of helping people in critical need of help.

I would be grateful if you could pass on my gratitude to all the personnel who were involved.

To be able to mobilise 20 volunteers in the space of time that you managed was a real credit to you.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Kenny
Chief Fire Officer
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service”