Ambulance open day

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The East Midlands Ambulance Service Nottinghamshire Division welcomed over 300 people to its open day on Saturday.

Dave Winter, EMAS Service Delivery Manager and Paramedic said: “We invited people to come and find out more about what we do and how we do it.

“It was a great day with many taking the opportunity to have a free mini-health check, have a go at CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) on resuscitation dummies and speak to our front-line staff about their role.

“Visitors were impressed with our range of life-saving equipment and vehicles – particularly aftertouring the seven vintage ambulances and medical equipment displayed by our Ambulance Conservation Society. This really helped to demonstrate just how far the Ambulance Service has come.”

In addition to the ambulance and fast response vehicles on display, the EMAS Hazardous Area Response Team brought along some of their specialist vehicles, equipment and personal protective equipment. The ambulance Make Ready team attended to show people how they deep clean the vehicles, and our Patient Transport Service had an ambulance and car available to demonstrate how patients with non-urgent outpatient appointments are transported to hospital.

St John Ambulance supported the event by attending with two of their push bike responders, so people could see and hear about just one of the ways they support the service and the localcommunity