Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's search dog, Bryn and handler Steve Buckley are part of a 63-strong UK International Search and Rescue Team who have flown to Japan to help in the aftermath of the major earthquake and tsunami. 

Bryn, a border collie and Steve, a firefighter based at Knutsford, were not required as part of the Cheshire team which went over to New Zealand following the recent earthquake. However, they have been called to help out in the aftermath of the devastating events in Japan.  

The pair will join firefighters from West Midlands, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, West Sussex, and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services for this latest rescue mission. 

The UK team flew out on Saturday night, March 12, and landed at a military base in the north of Japan. 

Further updates will be put on the service's website as we have them. 


Posted: 11.46am, 15.03.11