After being on standby the previous day, we were called by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service at 18:20 to help with their flood response during Storm Christoph. We sent our flood response unit of Swift Water Rescue Technicians, raft, water rescue trailer and two team vehicles to Bakewell Fire Station to cover the Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell, Rowsley and Darley Dale areas. We were part of a Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation response that also included Buxton MRT, Derby MRT, Edale MRT and Woodhead MRT.
Although there was significant flooding around the rivers and roads, we did not need to go in the water. Team members were out for 12 hours door to door, returning to their homes in time for breakfast.
- Time: 18:20
- Type: Fire and Rescue assistance
- Location: Ashford, Bakewell, Rowsley, Darley Dale areas
- Team members: 7
- Duration: 12 hours
- Volunteer hours: 84
- Total volunteer hours for the year: 469
Dave Eustace, Deputy Team Leader