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GMFRS firefighters sent to Bosnia to support flood rescue efforts

MANCHESTER FIREGHTERS have been deployed as part of the UK International Search and Rescue Team (UK ISAR) sent to to Bosnia and Herzegovina to support the response to wide-spread flooding affecting the Balkan region.

Deputy County Fire Officer Jim Owen, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said: "A team of 33 Firefighters from Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, West Midlands, Mid and West Wales and West Sussex have flown from Manchester along with rescue equipment including four rigid inflatable boats and engines. When deployed the Firefighters will be self-sufficient for up to 10 days and operate four powered rescue boat teams, 24 hours a day, in support of the affected communities."

 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:28
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