Mock Emergency Rescue
Mock Emergency Rescue with North Wales Fire & Rescue Service and Wales Ambulance Service NHS Trust
No one wants to think about accidents taking place at work and as a company we work extremely hard to prevent incidents on site, however as a team here in Llangefni we felt it would be good practice to organise a mock emergency rescue with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Wales Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
The local Fire Station in Llangefni is staffed by part time and retained firemen and the Fire Service’s Locality Manager was keen that they had the opportunity to experience a mockemergency rescue off site which required them to have to call for back up.
The event was planned for Wednesday evening, 13th July with a gang from Griffiths volunteering to stay late to act as casualties. It was a normal drill evening for the Fire Service staff and all those taking part, apart from the Paramedic, were unaware that they were to be taking part in a mock rescue.
The 999 call was made and the mock rescue began – “one machine driver had had a suspected heart attack and as a result lost control of his vehicle causing him to crash into a nearby machine, this accident caused the driver of the second vehicle to lose control resulting in a casualty becoming trapped under the bucket of a machine”.
Everyone involved felt that they had gained from the mock emergency rescue, particularly the Fire Service who appreciated the opportunity to train and develop their staff away from the Fire Station environment.