Today the madness of the New Year continues, our 11th call out in 9 days! The team have been mobilised twice early this afternoon, and as always continues to be on call 24/7 to assist throughout the community.
#10 The first call (#10) was a request from the North West Ambulance Service at 12:30 today (9/1/21) for the use of one of our specialist stretchers (MIBS) to extract a casualty from a property near Scott Park in Burnley. The paramedic on the scene (also a team member) had requested this additional support from the team due to the nature of the casualty and getting them to the ambulance as safely as possible.
#11 Shortly over an hour later, at 13:35 a second request (#11) was made to assist with an elderly casualty who had fallen down the stairs at a property on the moors just off the A56 near Accrington. He had reportedly been there since the previous evening and unable to move. Deep snow and narrow lanes again meant the teams 4×4 vehicles were used for access to the property.
Team members and the team doctor provided treatment to the casualty before packaging them in the vacuum mattress and then transporting them to the awaiting ambulance (surprisingly enough the same team member/paramedic as the previous job as well!).
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.
You can help with the work we do and support the team by texting ‘RPMRT’ to 70085 to donate £3 today.