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Eccles crews assist at Manchester Barton City Airport

EARLIER this week two crews from Eccles Community Fire Station assisted fire crews at Manchester Barton City Airport. The firefighters were there as a safety back up while three Royal Navy Merlin helicopters were refuelled on their way to Scotland for an exercise.

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Eccles White Watch: Firefighter Goddard, Watch Manager Martyn Hulme, Firefighter Hilton, Firefighter Rimmer, Watch Manager Denton and Firefighter Jack.

White Watch Manager at Eccles Martyn Hulme said: “It’s important to have extra support when military helicopters are refuelling as they often keep their engines running, which creates a danger of fire. We were positioned 200 meters from the fuel point which gave us one of the best views available. 

“The Merlin’s came in one at a time to refuel with the others hovering in formation halfway down one of the runways. We have great a relationship with the airport and are always happy to support any exercises they carry out.”

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Last update: 12/04/2018 11:11:40
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