This evening the team was called out to assist NWAS to get a casualty from a remote farm building to the waiting ambulance.
The track was rutted and although the ambulance had made decent progress it was certainly the correct call to ask for assistance.
Whilst the lady was dealt with for medical needs by the ambulance crew it soon became apparent that she was unable to be transported whilst sitting upright in one of our vehicles. The team packaged her into a nice warm cas bag (big fluffy sleeping bag!) and then into our MIBS stretcher, which is used for extraction from enclosed spaced. Once outside the property she was placed on our Bell Stretcher, the team then proceed to carry her to the waiting ambulance.
The job ran like clockwork, but highlighted the potential use and need for our new proposed vehicle (that we are currently fundraising for), a 4 wheel drive, stretcher carrying response vehicle.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a fully voluntary organisation which responds to those in need in our local community. The Team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.