It is hoped they can help with the relief efforts in the area, after it has been reported that there have been At least 37,357 people who have died, with many more still trapped under the rubble.
The huge 7.8 magnitude quake has devastated border areas between Turkey and Syria – where an approximated 13.5 million people live.
The four brave firefighters helping out are Ramsbottom and Heywood station manager, Martin Foran, Leigh technical rescue unit watch manager, Mike Hurst, Steve Pennington, also from Leigh‘s technical rescue unit, and Dave Hedgecock, from Ashton’s technical rescue unit, are in the city of Hatay and have shared a number of pictures from the area.
Last week the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office shared the following emotional video where a woman is rescued. You can see Steven Pennington, firefighter at Leigh, on the left hand side of this video as they carry out this rescue and it also features FF Dave Hedgecock.
WATCH: The dramatic rescue of a woman stuck in a collapsed building in Hatay, Turkey. Listen to the relief in her voice after being trapped for nearly a week.
The UK government funded @UK_ISAR_TEAM spent 17 hours tunnelling through wreckage, tracing her voice. pic.twitter.com/EzPjou553F
— Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (@FCDOGovUK) February 12, 2023
The videos show the tragic extend of the devastation in the area, and the amazing work these people are doing.
It has been estimated 6,589 buildings have been destroyed and now over 24m have been affected by the quakes and their devastating aftershocks.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service followed up the video with a walk through from Mr Foran explaining the processes of rescuing people who are trapped under rubble.
Last week we shared the incredible rescue of a mother in #Turkey who was reunited with her young daughter.
Our staff with @UK_ISAR_TEAM were part of that.
🎥In this video Martin Foran (Station Manager Heywood & Ramsbottom) shows how they got to her by tunnelling through buildings pic.twitter.com/OHnxVrqedO
— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) February 13, 2023
Manchester Fire and Rescue Tweeted the video, saying: “Take just 1 minute 41 seconds out of your day to watch this video and see the challenging conditions the team are working in and the dedication they have to rescue as many people as they can.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the difference they are making there.”
They even prompted a touching tribute from Bury Fire Choir which you can watch below
We are so proud of our supporters from @manchesterfire, especially to Martin, Station Manager who supports us tirelessly. Martin is currently in Turkey helping with the rescue efforts. Here’s our message to Martin & the entire rescue team! Proud! @CountessPR @KaranleeDL #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/a1T9EsQGRn
— Bury Fire Choir (@burycommchoir) February 12, 2023
The whole of Manchester is proud of you too, guys!