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UK – Valentine’s Day Storm

Friday night, and with winds already strong and 60mph gusts forecast, on top of ground saturated by weeks of rain…..  Yeovil Rapid Relief Team had a gut feeling that there would be something to do! The first call came at just before 9:00pm from a member of the congregation; a large tree had fallen across […]

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UK – RRT serve at Chertsey Fire Station

Due to continued stormy weather with high winds, heavy rain and floods, hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes along the Thames after its burst its banks in Surrey and Berkshire, with thousands more at risk as water levels reached its highest level in more than 60 years. Teams from the Services were drafted […]

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AU – RRT Help Save School and Mt Victoria Community

2013 was the hottest year on record for Eastern Australia.  Halfway through spring with little or no rain forecast in the near future, the region’s worst fears were realised. An Army exercise involving explosives accidently ignited bushland north of Lithgow, on the western side of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. With high winds whipping […]

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UK – Flooded Homes in Westergate, near Chichester

The recent extreme weather saw homes in Westergate threatened by floodwater. On Friday 14th February, when many were preparing for a Valentines night out, some home owners were forced to take drastic action to preserve home contents from the rising floodwaters. And at least 3 homes, one a 400 year old cottage, were under several […]

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A last call for hot drinks and bacon rolls was made and a few more were served while the rest of the team began the unenviable task of packing up the equipment in the pouring rain!
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UK – FIRE IN GRADE 2 LISTED BUILDING – LEAMINGTON

A three storey, grade two listed building caught alight on Wednesday afternoon. The Edwardian building used to be the private family residence of the Honourable Mrs Ainscow, who was the daughter of Lord Kenilworth. In the 1960’s it became a hotel and then in the early 1990’s it was converted into quality apartments. The fire […]

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UK – RRT springs into action – this time in PERTH, UK

Once again RRT springs into action but this time in Perth, UK…! On Sunday evening, 23rd February there was a rescue operation in the centre of Perth by the River Tay. Eight fire and rescue tenders along with five other emergency forces raced to the scene from across Tayside. Teams from RNLI, the Coast Guards […]

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