Incident 47/2004 – Horwich Carnival Races

The team was on duty throughout the day, providing Standby Rescue Cover, for all the events, ( road running and road cycling ), associated with the Horwich Carnival Races. Assembling at our Ladybridge Base / HQ for a 09.15 hrs. departure, 37 team members were on hand to provide competitor and spectator First aid, and also, alongside Horwich GMAS First Responders Group, a First Responder Service to those living and working within the area bounded by the road closures as a result of the race route.

Team member Steve Fletcher enjoying the sun and watching the cycle races

All four team Landrover Ambulances were involved, plus three team members vehicles, specially equipped for the day, with Casualty Care equipment, Oxygen and Stretchers. Throughout the full days events, the team dealt with a small number of ” false alarms “, and four minor First aid incidents. we all returned to Ladybridge Base / HQ by 18.30 hrs., tired but happy to have played our part and contributed to the success of this fantastic community event.

Team members at the start of the day. Where we saw rain, cold winds and then sunshine later on.