Wiltshire's response to flooding

Wiltshire St John Ambulance came to the aid of Swindon flood victims on Friday. They quickly mobilised 28 volunteers, two 4x4 ambulances and three road ambulances, all of which were put at the disposal of Great Western Ambulance Service and Swindon Social Services. 

Our volunteers should be congratulated on the speed with which they made themseleves and their vehicles available to help the people of Swindon.

Glynn Reeve
Commissioner, Wiltshire

Eight volunteers helped at the Oasis Leisure Centre, which was set up as a rest centre to cope with 400 flood victims in the town, if needed.

Despite the fact that St John Ambulance’s own Swindon garage was inaccessible because of the floods, the charity provided two 4x4 ambulances for use by the GWAS ambulance crews for most of the night. In addition, three road ambulances and crews were also on standby.

‘It was a good test of our emergency incident support plan,’ said Glynn Reeve, Commissioner for Wiltshire St John Ambulance. ‘Our volunteers should be congratulated on the speed with which they made themselves and their vehicles available to help the people of Swindon.’