Incident 10/2010

At circa 23:11 our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE was contacted directly by the Team Leader of Rossendale & Pendle MRT, Andy Simpson, to pass on a job that their team had received whilst on standby to NWAS (Manchester), which was in the Bolton MRT’s operational area.

A quick descision was made between the two team leaders over which team should attend, helped by the fact that during the conversation, RPMRT received a call to go to an incident on behalf of NWAS (Lancashire).

This incident involved an NWAS emergency ambulance stuck at the bottom of a steep road network on a housing estate in the Rainsough area of Prestwich.

The ambulance crew had been able to treat a male casualty with chest pains in his home address but could not drive their ambulance off the snowbound road to hospital.

Our Team Leader instigated a limited team member callout involving our BM2 and BM3 vehicles, our Deputy Leader and a response by our Team Leader.

In total 6 team members were involved in this incident which took place during very heavy snowfalls and involved the recovery of the emergency ambulance by our BM3 vehicle, during which time our BM2 vehicle transported the casualty, along with his wife and an NWAS paramedic in attendance to North Manchester General Hospital.