just before 8 pm yesterday (20/04/2021) the team’s volunteers were mobilised to the second callout of the day. A request from the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to assist with another medical episode, this time a casualty who has suffered an anaphylactic shock whilst out walking near Rochdale.
Fortunately, the call came through just as a small section of the team was finishing up some training at the base, this meant that two team vehicles, along with other team members responding directly were very quickly en route to the location.
The casualty was treated by the ambulance crews on scene and once the team arrived, they were placed onto the stretcher for a short carry up to the teams Hilux 4×4 we had managed to get down through the fields close to the casualty’s location. They were then conveyed (with some persuasion for the vehicle to get back up the hill) to the awaiting ambulance for further treatment. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
The team returned to base, cleaned and replaced the equipment that had been used and ensured vehicles were sorted ready should they be required to be deployed once again. Team members were on their way home again shortly after 22:30.
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