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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Responding to Medical Incidents

Reference No: 003/2015
Request Date: 13/01/2015

Request


1) Whether any firefighters in your fire and rescue service respond to medical incidents:
i) as first responders?
ii) as co-responders?
iii) any other arrangements (please specify)?

2) If so, approximately how many firefighters are engaged in responding to medical incidents:
i) as first responders?
ii) as co-responders?

3) How many firefighters engaged in responding to medical incidents:
i) are employed as retained (“on-call”) firefighters?
ii) are employed as wholetime firefighters?

4) If firefighters are mobilised to medical incidents, do staff in the control room:
i) process calls through the normal system?
ii) have a separate line?

5) How many stations in your fire and rescue service mobilise firefighters to respond to medical incidents?

6) Are there specialist vehicles used for responding to medical incidents?

7) Do fire appliances carry defibrillators? If so, how many?

8) How many medical incidents did the fire and rescue service respond to between April 2013 and March 2014?
i) as first responders?
ii) as co-responders?

9) Any prominent or high profile examples of firefighters’ assistance provided by medical interventions so far in 2015.

Response


1.
i) No
ii) No
iii) Ipstones fire station will attend incidents where a defibrillator is required. The ambulance control with contact fire control who will then initiate the call out

2.
i) N/A
ii) N/A

3.
i) 8
ii) 6

4.
i) Yes

5.  One :Ipstones

6.   No

7.   Yes 47 front line

8. Our data does not show if the person was a co-responder or first responder, just that it was a medical incident.


Incident Type
Number of Incidents
Effecting entry/exit  > To medical case 14
Lift Release > To medical case 7
Medical Incident - Co-responder/First responder > First Aid 24
Medical Incident - Co-responder/First responder > Lift person 22
Grand Total 67

 

9. None