Posts Tagged "Ambulance"

Firefighters and police to join forces for missing persons searches

A pioneering partnership between firefighters and police has just been launched which will see both blue light services join forces to search for high-risk missing people – and it is already helping to save lives. The ground-breaking six-month pilot, between…

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Scheme where firefighters worked with paramedics on medical callouts is extended

A life-saving scheme that saw firefighters work alongside paramedics to attend medical emergencies has been extended to later in the year following some “outstanding outcomes”. Last November, crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were sent out as emergency first…

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Roaring Success For Cruz Cymru

On Saturday, 3rd June 2017, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launched a new event at The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. The first ever Cruz Cymru event was a roaring success.   It was a road safety…

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Training to deal with response to terror attack in North East

Northumbria Police has led a multi-agency training exercise at one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres – to test emergency service response to a major incident. In the early hours of Wednesday (May 17) an exercise was held at intu Metrocentre…

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E-cigarette car blaze sparks battery safety warning

A woman suffered burns when the batteries for her e-cigarette exploded while she was driving. The 32-year-old suffered injuries to her hands and hip as the fire started in her coat pocket and spread to her car before she was…

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Cardiac arrest survival rates hit an all-time high in the Borders

A surge in CPR training has seen the Borders become the Scottish capital for surviving cardiac arrests. In the space of two years the survival rate for out-of-hospital arrests has risen from just four per cent to a current figure…

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Emergency services work together to rescue vulnerable woman from bridge

Gloucestershire Police officers worked with Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue on Tuesday evening (April 11th) to rescue a woman who had climbed onto the Hempsted Bridge in Gloucester. The Ambulance Service was also in attendance. Officers were alerted to the woman…

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More than 50 students ‘decontaminated’ at North Devon District Hospital in training exercise

More than 50 Petroc students had to be decontaminated at North Devon District Hospital after a “mysterious substance” was released on a school bus. Luckily though, this was just a rehearsal. Staff at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust rehearsed its…

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Hampshire is a beacon of Blue Light collaboration

A pilot scheme between the fire service, ambulance and police has saved lives as well as thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money. The project has seen Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service team up with South Central Ambulance Service to help…

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£4 million Stafford fire station and safety centre plan is scrapped

A planned £4 million public hazard training centre at Stafford fire station aimed at preventing accidents is to be scrapped after the government raised concerns about the flagship project. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was due to start construction of…

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