Our Best4x4xfar took us into the depths of the flooded Forest in January, twice in one day. On the first call we attended a venue in Brockenhurst to unlock access gates so the ambulance could get close to a casualty out in a remote area. We were then able to get the Freelander alongside the casualty and, under the supervision of a paramedic, we were able to transport him to the waiting land ambulance, which could not get that close to the casualty. Another opportunity for us to witness at first hand the excellent care the casualty got from the SCAS ambulance crew and Hazardous Area Response Team.
Later that day we conducted a search of a semi-remote areas where it was believed an injured casualty had been incapacitated. We were able to cover lots of the off road area with the sure-footed Freelander before it was established the casualty was safe and well and had got home. It's all about the right people with the right training, the right kit and equipment and the commitment of our team. to support our local community.
We still need caring individuals to speak with us about becoming a local community first responder in Bransgore and this part of the New Forest. You must be over 18, of good character (a DBS check is done), have use of your own car and be willing to provide a very minimum of 20 hours every month being available on-call if required. Excellent training and support are provided as well as uniform. We would love to have an informal chat with those interested to explain more. This voluntary work is probably some of the most rewarding you can do. You do it at times that suit your lifestyle and until needed, you can be getting on with your daily life at home. You also get be the first to help someone at a time of medical need and see at first hand, (and assist when needed) the professional and effective ambulance staff we are fortunate to have in this area.
If interested, please do give us a call on 0844 500 9699 and we will get back to you for a no commitment chat. Please note you must live in Hampshire as Dorset is covered by a different ambulance service.