Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Toll Bar

On the evening of Friday 29 Jun 2007 an RRU (Rapid Reaction Unit) team deployed to Sheffield in support of the flooding near Toll Bar; in particular their task was to position themselves as a SRT (Swiftwater Rescue Team) and water capable QRF (Quick Reaction Force) should evacuation or rescue be required. An increasing threat to life was envisaged as heavy rain was forecast. The request to deploy came from the newly formed National Flood Support Unit that was set up in Worcester to coordinate the rescue assets available for national flood response. John Deas, a fellow Swanage Lifeboat Crew volunteer, is a member of this RRU team.Here is John looking wet and characteristically happy after a hard 24 hours work (something he is not entirely accustomed to!John is a Land Rover and Range Rover fan so it must have hurt seeing this?Generally speaking John tries to avoid getting into this close proximity with the Police!Still, I think he enjoyed himself, pity they made him catch the bus home......

From the report it sounds as if these guys did some valuable work and helped maintain safety, communications links and emergency transport in the area. Good work John!

1 comment:

Martin Milan said...

Speaking as someone who lives not half a mile from Toll Bar, thanks for the help!

I was busy being a best man in Northumberland at the time, wondering whether my house would float...