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Chief Fire Officer commends crews from Lichfield and Burton

20/05/2015

Burton's Green Watch, Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford and Lichfield's Blue Watch
Burton's Green Watch, Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford and Lichfield's Blue Watch

Firefighters from Lichfield and Burton have been commended for their efforts to try to save a man who was involved in a road traffic collision.

"Firefighters from Lichfield’s Blue Watch and Burton’s Green Watch carried out their duties in an extremely professional manner and put 100 per cent of their effort into trying to save the casualty’s life."

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford will award Blue Watch and Green Watch, respectively, Certificates of Congratulations at 2pm tomorrow (May 21).
He will present the certificates to the crews at Barton-under-Needwood Community Fire Station.

Firefighters attended the incident on Croxall Road in Alrewas on March 13 this year where they extricated the casualty from a vehicle after he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

They assisted the paramedics while they were treating the man’s wounds, performed CPR and administered Oxygen.

Despite their unwavering efforts, the man sadly died of his injuries.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford said: "Firefighters from Lichfield’s Blue Watch and Burton’s Green Watch carried out their duties in an extremely professional manner and put 100 per cent of their effort into trying to save the casualty’s life. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the man didn’t survive.

"Although the crew members are trained to deal with this sort of situation, the majority of them had not done so in reality which makes their actions even more admirable. I would like to commend them for their work during this particular incident and to thank them for their dedication to keeping the people of Staffordshire safe."