Posts Tagged "Ambulance"

Emergency Teams gather for Ironbridge Gorge ‘disaster’

Emergency services raced to the Ironbridge Gorge this weekend amid reports of a devastating “landslide”. A huge emergency exercise, two years in the planning, was played out at the beauty spot. Visitors to the gorge looked on as several training…

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Wrexham’s £15m Ambulance & Fire Service Resource Centre Officially Opened

Wrexham’s new state-of-the-art Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre (AFSRC) celebrated its official opening Thursday. The £15 million facility located on Croesnewydd Road was formally opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething AM, and Cabinet…

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Fire crews in Shropshire could respond to emergency ambulance calls in the future

Firefighters in Shropshire could soon respond to emergency ambulance calls if service bosses can agree how to manage the plan. The move would either see firefighters take on the role of community first responders or become co-responders working alongside paramedics….

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Fifteen obese people rescued by the fire service in one year

The number of obese people who had to be rescued by the fire service in Nottinghamshire rose slightly last year, new figures have shown. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out 15 times in 2015 to ‘bariatric rescues’, which…

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RAF helicopter goes up in flames after ‘technical issue’

An RAF helicopter burst into flames after being forced to do a ‘precautionary landing’ in Snowdonia due to a ‘technical issue’. The Ministry of Defence said all four people on board had got off safely and were ‘accounted for’. Emergency…

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‘A few seconds can make all the difference’ – firefighters called to medical emergencies

Firefighters in Dorset were called to 47 medical emergencies in one month to close a vital response-time gap in the most pressing cases. During May this year, specially trained firefighters from seven stations around Dorset were called to 47 immediately life-threatening…

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Combined 999 hub gets green light

Plans to build a £3.9m combined fire and ambulance station in Wigan have been given the official go-ahead by council planners. Just as well really: as part-demolition of its predecessor is already under way! The joint venture involves Greater Manchester…

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Police and special forces carry out major counter-terrorism exercise in Wales

Hundreds of officers from the emergency services from across South Wales were involved in the exercise Police and special forces have carried out a major counter-terrorism exercise designed to simulate a Paris-style gun and bomb attack on a public venue….

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Fire fighters save more lives in medical emergencies than fires

Fire fighters in Devon and Somerset now save more lives in medical emergencies than by rescuing people from fires, new figures have revealed. The fire and rescue service has 20 co-responding fire stations in hard-to-reach areas from which fire appliances…

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Fire and Ambulance Services to work together to treat cardiac arrests

A new initiative is being launched across Merseyside that will see Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service working together to treat cardiac arrests. The scheme will see both emergency services sent to an incident and whoever…

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