SJA at evacuation centre in Leyland, Lancashire
St John Ambulance was called
in to provide first aiders at a rest centre for residents
who were evacuated from approximately 180
homes in the Mendip Road and Hunters Road area of Leyland
in Lancashire on 23 March 2012.
The police and a
bomb disposal team attended an incident in the
area and a number of residents were evacuated to a nearby
leisure centre, the South Ribble Tennis Centre on Cuerden Way in
First aiders on standby
St John Ambulance in Lancashire provided two
first aiders on site and was preparing a rota to support
people through the night if the incident had continued. A nurse
from the local Primary Care Trust was also on hand to prescribe any
necessary medication which people may have left behind.
There were approximately 40 people at the
evacuation centre including a number of children.
Allan Archer, St John Ambulance Team Leader
described the SJA presence as, ‘giving support and meeting any
first aid needs which arose.’
Police announced that the incident was over at 17.15,
confirming that no-one had been injured and that the rest centre
had been closed.