Sunday, 26 February 2017

Lifejacket training session - practicing throwline technique


Lifejacket training session - deploying the lifejacket


Testing our lifejackets...

A great day was had on Saturday testing our lifejackets at the Bradford on Avon Swimming Pool. A Good chance to put this vital new kit through its paces, feel comfortable in the water wearing it as well as practicing our water rescue techniques.

Getting kitted up ready to go in
 
Many thanks to our volunteer Peter Larkin for running the session in house for us





Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Flood Alert Volunteers Stood Down...

After 48hrs on duty with the Environment Agency watching over the temporary flood barriers we are now stood down. The flood alert is still active although the river levels are dropping. The EA are removing the barriers this evening and we will continue to keep an eye on the river as it remains on alert.

This is our second alert this year and a good test of our response, equipment, and systems. Thankfully the river did not go over the banks in the centre of town although the Bridge and Holt Road at Staverton have been flooded with reports of vehicles stuck and drivers needing to be rescued. (When will people learn not to ignore the signs!)

Kind Regards


Paul Robertson

Senior CEV Coordinator

Monday, 21 November 2016

Flood Alert Update...

With the rain still falling rivers are set to rise although looking at the weather radar the worst of the heavy rain seems to be running up to the west of us in Devon and Cornwall. We are monitoring the online river gauge at Westwood to see how the river levels are reacting to this additional downpour. Keep upto date via our twitter feed @BoATCCEVs


River images from 9am this morning
 
 
Kind Regards
 
 
 
Paul Robertson
 
 
Senior CEV Coordinator

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Flood Alert - Bradford on Avon...

Earlier this afternoon the Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Avon at Bradford and we are currently monitoring levels with further heavy rain forecast for the next 24hrs. Whilst currently only just on the threshold of a flood alert the catchment can be sensitive to sudden deluges and whilst there is plenty of room in the river to cope with more rainfall the Flood alert is a chance for those who might be at risk to review their flood preparations and ensure their plans are in order.

For further updates please follow us on twitter @BoATCCEVs where we will keep you updated on the status of the river and warning levels.

Kind Regards


Paul Robertson

Senior CEV Coordinator