York & North Yorkshire

Defra grant for flood resources in North Yorkshire

Money has been awarded to the fire service in North Yorkshire to equip and train it for major flooding incidents.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been granted £76,861 from Defra to buy resources and protective equipment.

The money will be used by the swift water rescue teams who respond to incidents.

The equipment bought with the grant will be added to the National Asset Register of flood rescue resources for use in anywhere in the country.

Area manager Dave McCabe, from the fire service, said: "This grant will help us further enhance our response to flooding and water related incidents both locally and nationally.

"It will also ensure we continue to provide the best possible training and equipment for our staff and the best possible service to the communities of the City of York and North Yorkshire."

The grant is part of the £2.7million Flood Rescue Grant Scheme to improve flood response in England and Wales.

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