Bude fire crew saves unconscious woman on golf course

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Fire service

Great work from Bude’s firefighters during the snowy period.

On 2nd March, when it was really icy out there, fire station assistance was requested by a police officer who had located an unconscious casualty on Bude Golf Course.

Due to the weather and poor road conditions, there were no ambulances available to assist quickly.

The 4×4 Fire Engine came to the rescue, the crew was able to help administer first aid, and they transferred the casualty to the nearby ambulance station to keep her warm. Shortly after, the ambulance arrived and they left the casualty in the care of the ambulance crew.

It’s integrated teamwork of the highest order and so essential around these parts. Reminds me of making a 999 call when my late father-in-law had a stroke. The first response came from Hartland fire station on that occasion as we awaited a paramedic and ambulance.

Well done to the Bude crew and other emergency services for their vital work in very difficult conditions.

 

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