On August 1st 2019, Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire was 'closed down' with a full evacuation of over 1500 residents. This followed torrential rain which seriously damaged the dam wall at Toddbrook Reservoir.
With the whole structure in possible danger of collapse 10 High Volume Pumps were brought in from around the country which along with other pumps were used to lower the water level in the reservoir.
In addition, a number of Technical Rescue and Water Rescue Units were brought in from around the country. One of the Holding Areas was at Whitehill Fire Station in Greater Manchester where the following appliances
were seen on Sunday 4th August.
YG17FKH from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.
YG17FKM from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
KS08VGK from Normanshurst [Lowestoft] Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service.
AE07LVU from Spalding, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service.
EN15OMH from Louth, Lincolnshire.
YW14EKR from Humberside Fire & Rescue Service.