Supporting UK's Emergency Services

UK’s Emergency Services

Where would we be without the dedicated efforts of UK’s emergency services? Be it a major fire or a terrorism incident, they are always there to serve.

The Rapid Relief Team offers a unique catering support service to UK’s emergency services. Over time, we have mobilised and streamlined our operations to respond with immediacy and efficiency to major incidents across the United Kingdom.

Our volunteers are trained and accredited to set up catering tents at incident command centers – designated as safe zones by emergency services crews. Our catering services also offer support at training events for fire brigades across the country.

Flooding in Doncaster 2019

The village of Fishlake near Doncaster was severely affected by the devastating floods that hit residents and communities across South Yorkshire. RRT volunteers were called into action. Over 200 meals were provided to the vast array of emergency services and environment agency workers.

Recycling centre blaze 2019

On the 6th October, firefighters were called to tackle a huge blaze at a recycling centre in Liverpool. Emergency services were called to the fire in Foster Street, Kirkdale, shortly before 4am. RRT volunteers were at the scene to support the welfare of the Merseyside Fire and Rescue team with hot drinks and food.

Walk the Roses Charity Event 2019

On the 16th of October, firefighters from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Team set off on an epic walk all the way from Lancaster to York. Both the Preston and Harrogate Rapid Relief Teams were delighted to be able to support the walkers in their extraordinary feat.

Aldeburgh RNLI Open Day 2019

Aldeburgh RNLI held its annual open day at the lifeboat station on the beach. The aim of the event was to increase awareness of the amazing work of the RNLI and also to raise much-needed funds so they can continue the excellent service they provide. RRT Aldeburgh was privileged to lend a hand on the day, serving around 250 meals and raising well over £600 in donations for the RNLI.

Supporting Thames Valley Police 2019

The RRT team from Reading provided breakfast to the Thames Valley Police who were dealing with an ongoing investigation Berkshire. The incident tragically involved the death of one of their officers, PC Andrew Harper, who was killed on duty.

Emergency Services at Whaley Bridge 2019

Emergency service crews, employees from the Canal and Rivers Trust, and a local civil engineering firm, along with the Army and RAF worked tirelessly to keep residents save in the village of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire. Throughout this event, RRT Teams from Manchester, Liverpool, Crewe, Chesterfield, Preston and Chester, provided support and refreshments for the emergency services.

Grenfell Tower Disaster June 2017

On the 14th June 2017, the Rapid Relief Team were onsite at the Grenfell Tower Disaster by 9:00am following the awful, traumatic blaze which hit global news headlines. The Emergency Services were served tirelessly (as they deserve to be) by the team during the day providing over 1500 meals and endless hot and cold drinks.

London Bridge Major Incident June 2017

Following a major terrorist attack on humanity on London Bridge and Borough Market on 3rd June 2017, RRT volunteer were mobilised to provide refreshments and hope to the emergency services on scene.