Mersey Valley on Show

This week our Mersey Valley members attended an Awareness Raising Event organised on behalf of the Merseyside Resilience Forum’s Voluntary Agency and Faith Sector Forum.

One of the organisers was our AVO North Chris Todd.

The event was held at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s Training & Development Academy and the event opened by Dan Stephens, Chief Fire Officer.

Our display was managed by RVO Terry Broadfoot and supported by members from Mersey Unit, who were able to talk to visitors about our capabilities and give examples of the support the MVS has provided across the country.

One positive result has been an invitation to join discussions on expanding the Voluntary and Faith Sector forum idea into the Manchester and Lancashire areas.

Kevin Place from the British Red Cross noted “This model for volunteers has worked very well here on Merseyside and as we plan to expand this model into other areas, we will be pleased to have the MVS join us”.

MVS Mersey Valley

Photo:  Ralph Topping an original member of the Mersey Unit in discussion with representatives from North West Ambulance Service