On hand for world record fire run

fire runner record attempt

First aiders from St John Ambulance in Hampshire were standing guard as a nurse made a world record bid to run the longest distance while on fire.

Stuntman given check up

The volunteers gave daredevil Keith Malcolm a check up after beating the world record with a 259ft run. The amateur stuntman from Waterlooville in Hampshire managed to beat the previous record by 32 feet.

Richard Curtis, Deputy Commissioner (Operations) for Hampshire, said: ‘We stood at the end with a first aid kit, oxygen and burns kit, waiting for him to run.

We stood at the end with a first aid kit, oxygen and burns kit, waiting for him to run.

Richard Curtis
Deputy Commissioner (Operations), Hampshire

‘The flames were put out before we found his face and carried out a primary survey to check he was okay.’

Mr Malcolm, 39, asked for St John Ambulance to be present for the stunt at the Alton and North East Hampshire Agricultural Show.

St John Ambulance in Hampshire provides first aid at hundreds of public events every year. We have members who are first aiders and advanced first aiders, nurses, doctors and paramedics.

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