At 12:26 today, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of an injury horse rider who had fallen when the horse was stung by a wasp. The rider had sustained a suspected leg fracture.
Whilst team members made their way to the location, SARLOC was used to pinpoint the exact location of the casualty. Once on-scene, CVSRT members packaged and transferred the casualty by stretcher to the land ambulance for onward journey to hospital. Also in attendance was Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
- Date Thursday, 18 October 2018
- Location Baildon Moor
- Grid Reference SE 14124 40074
- Latitude 53.856702
- Longitude -1.7867531
- Man Hours 61.4
- Members In Attendance 17
On Tuesday 16th October, CVSRT member Steve Britton was presented with a Life Membership Certificate in recognition of his service to the team. Steve is stepping down from active duty to move ‘down south’ for work and to be nearer family.
Steve joined the team in 2004 and has held the role of Equipment Officer for 7years and Vehicle Officer for 5years.
CVSRT Leader Ben Carter said, “Steve and I joined the team at the same time and I would like to make special mention to his commitment to the team over the last 15 years. Steve has one of the highest attendance for Fundraising Events, Training and Callouts and he is often seen in his spare time cutting the lawn or maintaining The Rescue Post – there’s no denying we will miss you.”
Steve replied, “I wasn’t keeping count, I just got on with it!” He thanked the team for the certificate and concluded, “I’m going to miss being part of the team - you are like my extended family.”
Wishing you all the best for the future Steve.