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RED Watch Ramsbottom were presented with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) first two WOW! Awards on Thursday, April 17.
The team received two separate nominations for their water safety presentation from 11th Ramsbottom Brownies and Hazlehurst Primary School, Ramsbottom.
Both nominations highlighted how impressed the children were with the water safety presentation and the rescue equipment demonstrations given by the crew.
Lynn Clark, Pack Leader, 11th Ramsbottom Brownies said: "Red Watch did a magnificent job explaining what they do and talking about water safety with the Brownies (particularly Pete Bradley).
"Then all the Watch got involved in helping the Brownies throw rescue lines and demonstrating various pieces of equipment.
"The Brownies had a great time and we would like to thank Red Watch for going above and beyond the call of duty in preparing for our visit and staying longer than their shift to ensure our visit was a success."
Natalie Lawton, Hazlehurst Primary School said: "Red Watch at Ramsbottom provided a really informative and engaging presentation about water safety. Our children were really engaged and learned a lot."
Red Watch accepted the awards from Bury Borough Manager, Pete Riley and Derek Williams, CEO of WOW! Ltd.
Over the last year GMFRS has piloted the WOW! Awards and invited members of the public to nominate staff for a WOW! award if they feel that an individual or team has particularly impressed them.
Whether it was for community engagement activity, a station visit, Home Safety Check or in response to an incident, GMFRS want people to tell them what they are getting right.
For more information, and to read more about GMFRS colleagues who have been nominated, visit the dedicated WOW! page on the website: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/contact_us/wow_awards.aspx