Summer turns up the heat on crews

Station commander Andy Crowther at Brighouse Fire Station.

Station commander Andy Crowther at Brighouse Fire Station.

As the soaring heat continues throughout Calderdale, the specialist water rescue team at Brighouse fire station has already seen an increase in the number of calls.

Brighouse is one of five teams in West Yorkshire which specialises in water rescues, whether it is on rivers, canals or reservoirs. With an average call out of four water rescues every month, the firefighter service has advanced down the years and is constantly honing its skills for every eventuality.

Firefighters Danny Pepper, left, and Dave Barker with water rescue equipment at Brighouse Fire Station.
Firefighters Danny Pepper, left, and Dave Barker with water rescue equipment at Brighouse Fire Station.

Station Commander Andrew Crowther explained how firefighters are kept on their toes.

 

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