Woman responds well to treatment following Castle Bromwich house fire

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Saturday 23rd January 2015 – 6.30am – Claire Brown.

An unconscious woman who was rescued from a house fire received vital pre-hospital care by the ambulance service and is recovering in hospital this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Greenfinch Road in Castle Bromwich shortly before 3.00am (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and two paramedics attended the scene along with West Midlands Fire Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman was rescued from the blaze at the property by firefighters and was unresponsive after being overcome by smoke.

“Ambulance staff quickly administered oxygen therapy which thankfully helped the woman to regain full consciousness. Upon assessment, the woman was found to have suffered no burns from the fire and continued to respond well to treatment on scene indicating no serious issues with her airways.

“Once the woman was stabilised she was taken by land ambulance to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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