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July 27, 2018

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3M donates safety equipment to moorland firefighters

Fire crews battling moorland blazes in Lancashire and Manchester received donation of PPE from 3M.

3M Firefighters donationThe science-based technology company gave a total of 150 reusable respirators and 200 flame-retardant bump caps to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

Karis Higson, segment marketing executive for the 3M Personal Safety Division, said: “The brave men and women of these two fire and rescue services have been putting themselves in harm’s way to protect local residents in this difficult situation, as they do every day. We wanted to help in any way possible.”

Following a weeks-long heatwave across the UK, up to 200 firefighters spent days tackling wildfires in northern England.

Neil Taylor, Service Training Manager at LFRS, said: “Since the moorland fires broke we have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by businesses and public, who have gone above and beyond to donate items to us in order for us to focus our efforts solely on tackling the fire.”

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: “We have been overwhelmed by all the donations we have received over the past three weeks as our firefighters have fought to tackle two major moorland fires in extremely challenging conditions.

“These have been unprecedented circumstances for GMFRS and we are really grateful for all the support.”

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