Man rescued from house fire by police officers

Ambulane reflected in RRV

Wednesday 10th May 2017 – 10.00am – Claire Brown.

A man has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition following a house fire in Worcester this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service at 5.18am this morning to reports of a house fire in Acacia Close in Brickfields, Worcester. An ambulance, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived within three minutes of receiving the 999 call to find a man being given treatment outside the property by firefighters. The man had been rescued from the property by police officers and firefighters after a solo police officer came across the house fire during a patrol.

“The man was breathing but, upon assessment by ambulance staff, was suffering from severe smoke inhalation and required advanced treatment by the medic to stabilise his condition.  He was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; hospital medics were pre-alerted to the arrival of the man whose condition was said to be serious.

“Several police officers were also assessed by ambulance colleagues following the incident after suffering minor smoke inhalation but were all discharged on scene.

“The speedy and brave actions of the police officers are commendable and undoubtedly helped to give the man the best possible chance of survival.”

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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