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Monday, December 9, 2019
2:26:00 AM EAT
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Andy Ford said ( about Andy Ford ) : "It’s terrifying enough being trapped, but imagine if you’ve suffered major injury, or if the vehicle is ablaze, or slowly submerging in water following a crash into a river. All this, while both paramedics and fire fighters assess all injuries and identify the most critical. Those in need of urgent medical care, whether that may be losing blood or becoming short of breath, are hoped to be rescued within 10 minutes, and those who can be stabilised the aim to have them rescued and, if necessary, transported to hospital within the hour. For yesterday's exercise, firefighters prepared casualties as both car roofs were removed and patients extracted on a spinal board. Paramedics talked each occupant through the process, as just inches away firefighters used the jaws of life to cut away bits of car. Almost all windows were smashed, seats ripped out, alongside numerous bangs while occupants sat in neck braces unable to look around. Crews aim to make as much space as possible, cutting the car away from the casualty, to provide the easiest exit. The collaborative efforts, and continued explanation from both paramedics and firefighters proved an enormous comfort, albeit even in the mock circumstances. Once all windows were smashed the roof could be removed and occupants removed, for some this was a seamless team effort via a spinal board. The rescue was complete within 45 minutes. It was part of a campaign on the four contributory factors in more than 90 per cent of county crashes: not wearing a seatbelt, distractions, speed, and drink and drugs. Mr Ford continued: "
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Steve McFadden said ( about Andy Ford ) : “Nothing beats playing to a live theatre audience, so I can’t wait to be on stage at the Orchard this Christmas. I’m also really looking forward to working with Andy once again and bringing. some festive magic to Dartford and beyond”
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