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Firefighters from Guildford and Camberley train to help Surrey ambulance crews

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Firefighters from Guildford and Camberley train to help Surrey ambulance crews

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 4:58pm 7th May 2020.

Five Surrey firefighters have been trained to step in as temporary ambulance assistants.

As well as having increased clinical care skills, they can, if required, crew frontline ambulances.

The team of five are all operational firefighters from Godstone, Guildford, Camberley and Reigate fire stations.

Kasey Beal, Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, said:

“I’m really proud of the adaptableness shown by these individuals.

“They’re taking on vitally important roles and changing the way they work to help meet these new priorities to ensure the people of Surrey are safe.”

SECAmb Executive Director of Operations Joe Garcia added:

“I am pleased we have strengthened our links with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

“The additional support provided by these individuals is really welcomed and I thank them for stepping into this role and providing us with greater resilience.”

The team will have the ability to respond to all types of medical calls under the guidance of a lead clinician.

Once SECAmb prompt the request for assistance they will be ready to step up and support.