Kinder MRT, like many MRTs, occasionally operates alongside the Fire & Rescue Service, particularly with respect to water search and rescue operations, which has always proved immensely successful. As both organisations now also operate in accordance with DEFRA’s standardised Concept of Operations for water and flood rescue, it was apparent that there was a potential for closer co-operation and interoperability for flood rescue but also for rope rescue situations.
So, this morning, members of KMRT’s water and rope rescue sections attended New Mills Fire Station for a joint awareness session where the FRS Watch Commander and KMRT’s Leader talked through their respective command structures, procedures, assets and resources.
It was a great opportunity to talk through areas of overlap and mutual assistance and, of course, what big child doesn’t like getting to crawl all over a fire engine!!
A really positive start to a closer, stronger working relationship with DFRS. Thanks for hosting us guys.