RRT assists emergency crews at the Didcot Power Station Collapse

On the 23rd February a major search operation got under way to find three people missing after a building at Didcot Power Station collapsed and left one person dead.

The former coal-fired power station was turned off in 2013, after 43 years in service, and demolition work had been taking place, in view of a total demolishment of the 10 storey high building.

Initial reports suggested that an explosion had been heard, and the collapse happened at approximately 4pm.

The Rapid Relief team offered their services, and were requested to attend site as soon as possible. Within an hour of this request, the RRT were on site with the first trailer up and running.

 RRT set up at the scene of the collapsed building

RRT set up at the scene of the collapsed building

Over the next 24 hours they served the emergency services food and refreshments, including 1150 rashers of bacon, 42 KG of sausages, and 2500 hot drinks! The RRT would like to convey a special thanks to Tesco Didcot who were a very generous supporter in donating food.

Boot loads of provisions – many kindly donated by Tesco and other stores

Boot loads of provisions – many kindly donated by Tesco and other stores

The RRT maintained a 24-hour assistance on site, and were in attendance until the weekend whilst the rescue operations were ongoing. Their thoughts and prayers are with the families of those bereaved and still missing.

Members of the RRT supply provisions to the emergency services

Members of the RRT supply provisions to the emergency services

Didcot Thank You Letter

One thought on “RRT assists emergency crews at the Didcot Power Station Collapse”

  1. hello you are awesome rrt!!!!!!

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