CALL OUT 74 – Assisting NWAS in wintery conditionsDecember 29, 2020
Well 2020, what a year for the team…January 1, 2021
CALL OUT 75
With all the lovely wintery weather, unfortunately, it was only a matter of time – this afternoon at around 13:30 (31/12/20) the team were called to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a sledging accident near Holcombe, Bury.
Team members made their way to the scene to assist the ambulance crew, who had dealt with the casualty but needed assistance in extracting them from their location in the field. The team used a cas bag to provide some additional warmth before the casualty was transferred onto the bell stretcher along with the wheel to safely move them back uphill to the roadside and the awaiting ambulance.
Hopefully, this will have been our last call for 2020, but the team remains on call 24/7 throughout this evening and into the New Year.
With 75 team deployments and over 90 requests to the team from emergency services, it has certainly still been a very busy, albeit a different year in many ways. Finances and fundraising have taken a big hit, and we wish everyone the very best going into 2021.