Volunteers assist in Hull hospital fire
Dedicated St John Ambulance volunteers
were called into action on Saturday 4 October 2008 when a
fire at Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital resulted in
patients being evacuated.
Four ambulances and crew were called out at approximately 6pm to
work with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and royal hospitals and
help transport patients to safety at different
hospitals throughout the evening.
Everything was handled very smoothly without panic to patients
Deputy Commissioner, St John Ambulance Humberside
Six ambulances in Lincolnshire and surrounding
counties were also on standby.
Arthur Douglas, Deputy Commissioner at St John Ambulance in
Humberside said: 'We were ready to set up mobile first aid posts
and had crews from neighbouring counties on standby to offer
assistance in case a and e closed but fortunately these were not
needed. Everything was handled very smoothly without panic to