Loading ...

County firefighters to receive Ambulance training to support the service


Fourty two firefighters will start a three day education programme with the North West Ambulance Service, from Monday 15 February with teams from Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Cheshire undertaking training in kit familiarisation, driving and basic life support. 

A spokesperson from the North West Ambulance Service said:

"Discussions started recently after the fire service stepped forward with an offer to help. It was agreed that it would be sensible to train the groups so they could be activated at short notice in the event of a future surge in demand. One of the advantages of working with the fire service is their existing ability to drive on blue lights. As with the military, firefighters would assist clinicians in attending low level emergencies, enabling our crews to be freed up to respond to the more urgent, life-threatening incidents."

Director of Operations, Ged Blezard said: “We work very closely with all our blue light partners – we attend resilience forums together, train together, respond together and in some cases, even share premises. In times like these, the public expect organisations like the blue light services to work together and it would be irresponsible not to accept the offer when it is extended to us.

“Initiatives such as this are a great example of public services working together to ensure people get the response they need and expect when they are vulnerable, and we are extremely grateful for the fire services for offering this support.”

A spokesperson from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are ready, willing and able to support our partners in Cumbria and we will continue to protect communities by responding to incidents throughout the pandemic. We are proud to be able to assist the NWAS."


404 / ERROR \ 404



[/fa-rss/ LATEST NEWS]_$type=three$m=0$l=0$c=9$cm=0$show=post

[/fa-camera/ CLEATOR MOOR PHOTOS]_$type=three$m=0$l=0$c=6$cm=0$hide=home$source=random

[/fa-history/ CLEATOR MOOR HISTORY]_$type=three$m=0$l=0$c=6$cm=0$hide=home$source=random


Book,1,Cleator Moor History,49,Cleator Moor News,204,Copeland Borough Council,114,Crime News,22,Cumbria News,2213,Featured,332,News,3395,Photography,27,Photos For Sale,11,Photos Of Cleator Moor,13,Photos Of West Cumbria,14,UK News,373,Walking Routes,3,West Cumbria News,633,Your MP,78,
Little Ireland | CLEATOR MOOR: County firefighters to receive Ambulance training to support the service
County firefighters to receive Ambulance training to support the service
Little Ireland | CLEATOR MOOR
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All SUGGESTED READING LITTLE IRELAND ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request HOME Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content