With flooding on the increase in our local area, this is an interesting read by the Environment Agency #PrepareActSurvive ... See MoreSee Less

It's hard to imagine a year without a major flood occuring somewhere in the country. But how #floodaware are you? This week we're focused on getting you better prepared. Visit: bit.ly/2AzOjvb for more information. #prepareactsurvive

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This afternoon Search Dog Bob was invited over to the Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) based at Donaldson's Vet's in Huddersfield. They had seen our post about Bob being injured whilst on a call out last week and offered him some support and treatment free of charge. Accompanied by his Team mates, Ty, Moss and Dave he went over for a check up on his injury, thankfully he's not broken anything so it was pretty straight forward, they gave him a thorough check over and recommended a longer recuperation period (Bob will not be impressed that Dave gets to play out without him!). We'd like to thank ARC, in particular Rhona and Wendy for their kind offer and time spent with the lads. ... See MoreSee Less

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OMRT were delighted to be invited along to a Saddleworth Rotary 'Dragons Den' evening, on Wednesday 24th January, when along with a number of other local charities and worthy causes, we presented our pitch for a donation made to us by the organisation.

Of course the evening was all in good fun and highlighted the huge number of diverse causes the organisation donates too.

Pictured is Oldham Team Leader, Matt Neild, receiving a cheque for £300 off Saddleworth Rotary President, Barbara Howse. Special thanks to Jon Stocker for inviting us along and sponsoring us with the rotary in the first place.
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Incident 7, Thursday 1st February
The team were requested by GMP to respond to reports of a male walker stuck in a peat bog on moorland above Greenfield. The team responded along with local GMP officers and upon arrival at Chew Reservoir found a male approximately 200 yards into the moor stuck fast up to his knees in peat. It took members approximately 15 minutes to dig the man out whereupon he was transported in a vehicle back to the teams operational base. After being checked over by an NWAS rapid response paramedic the male was given a clean bill of health and was sent on his way.

The incident involved 7 team members for 1hr 45mins.
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As the team settles down into another week after the weekends Callouts, we have to report on an unfortunate injury to one of our team members.

Search Dog Bob, who with his handler Mick Nield, was out searching the moors between Birchin Clough and Ravenstones on Saturday night, took a nasty knock to his lower leg and has suffered a suspected broken bone.

After getting Bob off the hill and giving him some tlc Mick had to take Bob to the emergency vets on Sunday morning.

The prognosis for Bob is good although he's currently laid up at home and will be out of action for a few weeks.

Get well soon Bob.
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