WMFS deploys water rescue support to Nottinghamshire after flooding

Specialists assist with local operations, providing support to people affected by flooding

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Published on 7 January 2024

A West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) specialist water rescue team has today been deployed to Nottinghamshire, to assist Newark fire crews after county-wide flooding.

A six-strong team from our Technical Rescue Unit arrived in the Collingham area on Sunday morning to deliver humanitarian aid to several properties cut off by flood water.

Many roads across Nottinghamshire have been affected by flooding.

Mike Howard

Watch Manager, Bickenhill Technical Rescue Station

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We are currently working alongside Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue colleagues, and have today been delivering essential food aid to people who have been isolated in their properties as a result of flooding caused by the River Trent.
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Mike continued: “We have also delivered pet supplies and checked on the welfare of several horses at one site after a stable area was flooded.”

The West Midlands team will support coordinated local operations to rescue and continue to provide support throughout the day.