Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is assisting with flood efforts in Berkshire and Somerset. We have 2 surface rescue boats and tactical advisors in Berkshire with a further tactical advisor in Thames Valley.
The crews have been involved in assisting the Berkshire public, by supporting their Fire and Rescue by providing ongoing community support using the boats to transport vulnerable people to safety, doctors and emergency services into properties and anything else we can help with.
Crews that have been involved, are on their “rest” days from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and we would like to thank them for their commitment to ensuring public safety. We are glad to be able to assist our colleagues from other Services and return the help that was given to us in December, during the tidal surges.
The crews that have been in Berkshire, for the last 48 hours are due to come home today and will be replaced with more.
Crews that have been involved so far have come from USAR (Urban Search and Rescue), Carrow Red, White Watch Yarmouth and White Watch King’s Lynn.
The situation and weather continues to be monitored by Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and we will continue to assess the situation and ensure that we help where we can whilst continually providing our own Fire and Rescue Service to the communities of Norfolk.