Incident 26/2010

At 21:33 this evening our Team Leader was contacted by NWAS (Manchester) to call on resources on standby at our Ladybridge Hall base to respond to the report of an emergency ambulance which was unable to access a patient’s address within the steep snow covered road layout of the Johnson Fold housing estate.

Our first vehicle BM1 arrived on scene at 21:48 and using the powerful vehicle mounted winch was able to winch (in stages) the ambulance some 300m to the patient’s address, whilst the emergency ambulance crew were rendering casualty care.

The casualty was then assisted to the emergency ambulance, which with careful reversing under escort from our BM3 vehicle, was able to leave the estate, safely en route to hospital.

This incident concluded at 22:30 and the resources on standby then stood down for members to depart to their home addresses.

As this incident could have required a stretcher carry, 8 team members responded, in our BM1 and BM3 vehicles, and team member Ged Clarke’s Range Rover, and our Team Leader’s vehicle.