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Man trapped at Seaforth container terminal
Firefighters were called to the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal in Seaforth after a man became trapped in a straddle carrier due to a mechanical fault.
Two fire engines attended the scene together with the Search and Rescue Team.
The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) from North West Ambulance Service and the Port of Liverpool Police also attended.
A man, aged approximately 25, had become pinned in the cab of a straddle carrier after a container spreader went through the cab window.
The man was trapped in the cab approximately 30ft off
the ground and Firefighters cut away a metal gantry to allow access for a reach carrier to be deployed.
Members of the Search and Rescue Team and a HART paramedic used the reach carrier to pull alongside the casualty and place him on to a stretcher.
The man was assessed by paramedics and brought to ground level. He was taken to University Hospital Aintree for further checks.
Station Manager Steve Gadsdon, who served as Incident Commander, said: “This was an excellent example of partners working together to bring this man to safety.
“We were also very grateful to staff at the site who were incredibly helpful in assisting our rescue efforts.”
Community garden party is roaring suCCess
MFRS and Wirral Council held a ‘Come Along To Meet Your Community’ free Summer garden party at Brassey Gardens Children’s Centre in Birkenhead.
Watch Manager Eddie Parry helped organise the event alongside Trish Hornby from Wallasey Children’s Centres, with the aim of improving fire safety awareness, reducing secondary fires in Birkenhead and promoting fitness and well-being in the community.
Around 150 people attended the garden party from a variety of ages and backgrounds, and were treated to music, dancing, displays by MFRS, Merseyside Police and the British Army plus entertainment and free food.
Mayor of Wirral Cllr Pat Hackett also attended, together with Mayoress Elaine Hackett.
Crew Manager Jo Stephens, who is also MFRS dog handler, took USAR dog, Belle along with Fire Investigation Dog, Teal and both proved very popular with visitors.
Eddie Parry said: “Events like these help break down barriers in local communities and allow us to signpost various support services.
“It was really well attended and it was clear to see the commitment put in by all involved. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and hopefully we have helped make the community safer as a result of all the advice and support given.”
Cllr Matthew Patrick, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, said: “This was a great example of partner organisations working together to make a difference in the community.”
The Community Garden Party attracted 150 happy guests.
Partner organisations worked together to bring the man to safety.

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