Salvation Army supports firefighters tackling huge landfill fire
published on 27 Apr 2021
The Salvation Army supported 80 firefighters as they tackled a huge blaze at a landfill site in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Monday.
The church and charity’s Emergency Response Vehicle was on hand to offer hot drinks, food, and pastoral support to 999 workers who had been called to the fire at Pilsworth South landfill.
The response was led by Major Nigel Tansley, who runs three Emergency Response Vehicles in the north west, and six volunteers
Major Nigel said: “We are here to provide practical and spiritual help to the dedicated emergency services who go above and beyond to keep the rest of us safe. We’re glad to be able to help whether that’s handing out a cup of tea or offering a friendly ear.
“We handed out around 120 hot meals and 250 hot drinks over a period of 14 hours.
“Our support for emergency personnel is a vital part of our work. Thanks go to our volunteers and church members who help us provide this essential service. It’s a privilege to be able to do be able this.”
The response vehicle, of which there are three covering Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire, is always kept stocked ready to respond to emergencies.