Lords Seat, Rushup Edge
- Call out for year: 17
- Date: 3/04/21
- Time: 3:30 pm
- Grid ref: SK 11286 83466
- Type of incident: Non mountain (Fire) Other()
- Team members involved: 3
- Time taken: 3 hours
- Total man hours: 9 hours
While attending incident 16, the team received a request from Derbyshire Constabulary for our drone team to assist Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service who had been fighting a moorland fire on Rushup Edge.
As the drones our now routinely carried on our response vehicles, the drone was available to deploy immediately from the earlier incident to the fire area.
Thankfully just as the drone team arrived, the fire had been successfully extinguished by firefighters. The fire commander requested the drone fly over the area to confirm no parts of the moor were still alight and to document the damage caused.
We would like to thank the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service for bringing the fire under control so quickly, and also thank the local paraglider community who kindly stayed clear of the area whilst our drone was airborne. More information on preventing moorland fires can be found at: https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/…/fireope…/moorlandfires.