JVT Send In The Tankers
Moorland Wildlfire Assistance at Stalybridge, Dovestones and Winter Hill.
(Friday, June 29) crews from across Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have been joined by firefighters and specialist officers from Northumberland, West Yorkshire, South Wales, Cheshire and Gloucestershire, with Merseyside on standby.
Crews are continuing to be supported by around 100 military personnel and this afternoon a request for an extension for military personnel was granted providing continued support over the weekend and into next week.
There are still five separate incidents on the Tameside moors and a total of 25 GMFRS appliances across those areas with support from other services, agencies and various specialist units.
JVT Construction have supplied man power and heavy machinery and tractors and pumping equipment to help tackle the damping down and cutting in of fire breaks