Unconscious man rescued from house fire

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Thursday 17th September 2015 – 9.30pm – Claire Brown.

After being rescued from a serious house fire in Stoke-on-Trent, an unconscious man was given oxygen therapy by ambulance staff before being taken to A&E in a much better condition.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Anson Road in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, shortly after 5.30pm this evening (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a responder paramedic attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 20s, was located in the house that was well alight by fire fighters and was carried out of the house through a window and into the back garden where ambulance staff were ready to provide treatment.

“The man was unconscious and was suffering from severe smoke inhalation. Ambulance staff administered oxygen therapy to help restore normal oxygen levels in his blood. Thanks to team work between the two emergency services, he made an excellent recovery on scene and was fully conscious and alert by the time ambulance staff were heading to Royal Stoke University Hospital where he received further assessment and treatment.

“A next door neighbour, a woman, was also assessed on scene due to the severity of the smoke but did not require hospital treatment.”


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