RED Watch Ramsbottom were presented with Greater Manchester Fire
and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) first two WOW! Awards on Thursday,
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
"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
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
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