A man has been evacuated out of first floor window of his home via a basket stretcher in Ipswich by the fire brigade, after a cardiac arrest. Numerous fire teams and crews, as well as the ambulance service were called to a residential street in Ipswich one morning recently in order to give much needed aid to man suffering from a cardiac arrest.
The paramedics got there first and the immediately contacted the fire brigade to Finchley Road to help them out with the removal of the elderly gentleman from the first floor of his house.
Four separate teams of fire crews were called on for help, coming from Princes Street and Ipswich East stations. One of the fire teams also had the aerial ladder platform in their arsenal, as well as their trusty basket stretchers on hand to provide support.
The incident occurred just before at 9.44am, after which the ambulance was called
Thankfully on their basket stretcher was needed and used successfully to free the man from the house.
An air ambulance was also called onto the scene just in case and landed very nearby, but luckily the patient was taken to Ipswich Hospital by road in the end.
The Police were also called on to go to the Cemetery Road area to help in managing traffic flow around the small residential street in the immediate vicinity, and Woodbridge Road was also closed for a short period of time. The Station Commander Will Tel said: “There was difficulty removing the elderly gentleman from the first floor window.
“This is another example of excellent team work between the ambulance, fire and police services which allowed teams to come up with a workable plan to get the patient out safely while allowing paramedics to work on him as well.”
An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer, two Hazardous Area Response Team Vehicles in total were sent by the ambulance service.
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