Emergency support after explosion
Image courtesy of Shropshire Star
Fast acting St John Ambulance first
aiders in Shropshire raced to the scene of an
explosion following a blast in Shrewsbury town centre
yesterday (Sunday 3 January).
Kind hearted volunteers sprang into action within five
minutes of an emergency call, to help
support the ambulance service after a suspected gas
explosion at flats.
First aiders, ambulances, 4x4's and a mobile treatment centre
were deployed to help ease the pressure on the emergency services
and treat around 29 injured people.
David Davis, St John Ambulance County Staff Officer in
Shropshire said: 'Our volunteers acted extremely fast and responded
within five minutes of the call. We deployed all of our
resources within 45minutes and helped to ease the
burden on the emergency services.
This is a brilliant example of how dedicated our volunteers are and how willing they are to show their support in their local community and help those in need.
County Staff Officer, St John Ambulance Shropshire
'This is a brilliant example of how dedicated our volunteers are
and how willing they are to show their
support in their local community and help those in