Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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This morning members of our Post Incident Team - a recent service we have started to provide through our volunteers (a great service, by the way) - encountered a serious road traffic collision returning from an incident.
The Watch Manager who attended very kindly sent through some feedback - which was deservedly glowing in the approach and professionalism of the initial actions taken by the volunteers.
I think this is a great illustration of a lot of things and a real credit to everyone.
From the volunteers who did a great job (self-evidently) but also the supportive attitude and approach of the crews and the local officers, who reflect the attitude of everyone really, in recognising that there is scope for a lot of different people to work together in the fire and rescue service bringing different skills and qualities and doing different things - but complimentary to each other, and working together seamlessly to provide a brilliant public service.
Such a breath of fresh air to be able to talk about positive stuff (I think I have developed a problem whereby I can hardly seem to say a sentence these days without the word "austerity" appearing in it somewhere).
Thanks to everyone involved. We hope to bring you more on this story on our website next week.
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