Ledbury firefighters provide first aid care for injured woman
The Ledbury crew of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) used their first aid and trauma care skills and experience to help an injured woman with a suspected broken leg.
Immediately after returning from a house fire, the crew came across an incident near the recreation ground where a woman had slipped and injured her leg, and was unable to move.
In the pouring rain they administered trauma care, kept her warm with a space blanket, and made a shelter from equipment and materials on the fire engine. Her injury meant it was not possible to move her to the fire station.
The fire crew remained with the woman until she was handed into the care of paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service, who took her to Hereford County Hospital.
“All firefighters at HWFRS are trained to First Response Emergency Care level 3 trauma care,” said Group Commander Stu Crebbin of HWFRS. “This means they are all skilled and equipped to deal with a range of pre-hospital care emergencies even under the most testing conditions and in any weather.”
pic (c) Tina Mitchell