SJA at evacuation centre in Leyland, Lancashire

Treating people

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 Bamber Bridge.

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.