Volunteers set up rest centre

volunteer in uniform talking to patient

A team of volunteers from St John Ambulance was mobilised to help six families who were evacuated from their homes near Romsey.

Open for four hours

The four strong crew, which included a nurse and an emergency transport attendant, set up a rest centre at West Wellow Village Hall for four hours.

The group stayed at the rest centre until they found alternative accommodation.

We are often called in to run rest centres and provide transport for the public at these types of emergency.

Robert Lankford
Emergency Planning Officer, St John Ambulance Hampshire

Robert Lankford, Emergency Planning Officer for St John Ambulance Hampshire, said: 'We are often called in to run rest centres and provide transport for the public at these types of emergency.'