This morning Tuesday the 29th of March 2016. Our team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to place us on stand-by, due to the heavy snowfall across the county – which started just before 8am.
Our team leadership then paged the team to pre-warn everyone and assess how many team members were available.
Although there were problems reported on the Grane Road in Haslingden and Burnley Road in Bacup – as motorists battled with the conditions, thankfully the team were not required to deploy.
We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and we will be ready to respond to any future requests from our partners.
Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team (RPMRT) is a registered charity (Number 508209) made up entirely of volunteers. We are called out through the 999 system and carry out search and rescue duties over 350 square miles of East Lancashire, Pendle, Rossendale and parts of Greater Manchester. We are called out by and work alongside Lancashire Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, North West Ambulance Service, and Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services, as well as helping out neighbouring teams as requested.