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Incident Date: 18 September 2016
From 8.30am on Friday, September 16, to 9am today (Sunday, September 18) GMFRS received 335 emergency calls. Below is a summary of the key incidents crew attended during that time.
Waste compactor fire: At 2.08pm on Friday a fire engine from Wythenshawe and a second pump from Wilmslow attended a fire involving a large waste compactor in Avro Way, Manchester. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel and an ultra high pressure lance to tackle the fire and were there for about three hours.
Caravan fire: At 5.27am on Saturday two fire engines from Moss Side and one from Salford attended a fire in a static caravan in Withington Road, Manchester. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan to bring the blaze under control and were there for about an hour.
Tree rescue: At 4pm on Saturday two fire engines from Farnworth , the major rescue unit from Leigh and the technical response unit rescued a 13-year-old boy from a tree in Rutland Road, Worsley. The boy was 15 metres up in the tree and was rescued by firefighters using two nine metre ladders, ropes and a safe working at height kit. The boy was checked by North West Ambulance Service as a precautionary measure. Crew were there for about one hour.
RTC: At 5.20pm on Saturday a fire engine, technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh went to a road traffic collision in Golbourne Road, Lowton. The incident involved a car which had collided with church railings close to the Hare and Hounds pub. An elderly woman was reported to be trapped in the vehicle but had been released by the time crew arrived. She was cared for and taken to Wigan Hospital by North West Ambulance Service. Crew were there for about 15 minutes.
RTC: at 0.30am today two fire engines from Oldham and the technical rescue unit from Ashton attended a collision in High Street, Uppermill. A Volkswagen Golf estate had crashed and a man was trapped. Crew used a hearth kit, step chocks, cutting gear, a hose reel, plastic salvage sheets, a saw and lights to release him and he was treated and taken to hospital by North West Ambulance Service. Crew were in attendance for about an hour.
Building fire: At 2.30am this morning fire engines from Bolton North and Bolton central were called to a chip pan fire in a terraced house in Arnold Street, Bolton. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire. A man had got himself out of the property prior to the arrival of crew but was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service. Crew were there for about an hour and 10 minutes.