Tuesday 16th September 2014 – 10.25am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man who was rescued from a flat fire earlier this morning received advanced pre-hospital treatment by ambulance staff before being taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres in a critical condition.
The incident took place in Church Road, Moseley, shortly after 7.10am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Shortly after crews arrived on scene, the fire service rescued a man, believed to be 64-years-old, from a flat that had suffered smoke damage.
“Due to the man being in cardiac arrest, crews immediately began CPR and administered advanced medical interventions which successfully restarted his heart. The man, who had also suffered minor burns injuries to his arms and legs, was then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for further treatment.”