Whilst CVSRT was midway through the morning session of our annual Core Skills Training yesterday, Yorkshire Ambulance Service alerted the team to an incident in Hebden Bridge that required our urgent assistance. Within minutes of the call, 27 members were sent to locate an injured female with a suspected ankle fracture and assist with her evacuation.
Once on-scene, team members quickly located the casualty in Crow Nest Wood and promptly administered pain relief before relocating her dislocated ankle. When the lady’s pain was under control and she was comfortable, the casualty was packaged and stretchered to the road head where she was handed over to the ambulance crew for onward journey to hospital.
By 13:30, team members had returned to St Ives Estate, Bingley to complete their Core Skills Training day with the assistance of representatives from West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and with special guest MP Holly Lynch. Many thanks also to Bob Smith (Grough Magazine Editorial Director), who was on-hand to capture some photos of the incident and the whole training day.
A full account and photos from the Core Skills day will follow in due course.
In attendance: 27 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Total Duration: 2hrs 32mins
Photography © Bob Smith (Grough Magazine)
- Date: Saturday, 11 March 2017
- Location: Crow Nest Wood, Hebden Bridge
- Grid Reference: SD 99182 26741
- Latitude: 53.737055
- Longitude: -2.1038794
- Man Hours: 68.4
- Members In Attendance: 27