West Yorkshire fire crews back home after flood assistance

Flashback to this winter's floods
Flashback to this winter's floods

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews deployed to Surrey are returning today (Thursday), marking the end of requests for flood assistance.

A deployment of 15 fire fighters and three fire officers went to Surrey on Monday and have been working in the Chertsey area pumping water.

They have also been decontaminating High Volume Pumps and equipment at a central point in Ascot, Berkshire, for return to stations across the country.

Assistant chief officer Steve Rhodes said: “Since February 9 we have been involved in continuous deployment of flood relief to southern areas of England.

“West Yorkshire has provided the support and expertise of our High Volume Pump crews who have worked tirelessly to reduce the devastating impact of flooding on communities and save as many properties as possible in the areas of Somerset, Surrey and West Berkshire.

“We are proud to be able to come together with other Fire and Rescue Services as a united team effort.”