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#‎Medic‬ 22 called to injured child

At 4.30pm today, NARS CCP Chris Neil was dispatched to Swaffham to assist at a road traffic incident. A young child had been in collision with a vehicle. Their injuries were found to be non-life threatening and Chris accompanied the child to the QE Hospital, Kings Lynn.

NARS called to injured cyclist

At 8.30am this morning, NARS critical care paramedic Carl Smith was called to Hunstanton to assist an injured cyclist. A young male had been knocked from his bicycle and had suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Carl helped the ambulance crew who were on scene, sedated the patient and prepared him for transport to hospital.

Ross awarded World Record Title!

We have received formal notification from Guinness World Records that they have accepted the evidence we submitted and have awarded Ross Filby the title of Current World Record Holder. The news arrived in an email which read:

Application Reference: 150511084239lpoa

We are thrilled to inform you that your application for Farthest distance pulling a vehicle in 24 hours has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!

You will shortly receive your Guinness World Records certificate in the post.

NARS CCP attends A14 lorry incident

At around 10.30am today, NARS critical care paramedic Carl Smith was called out, together with Chris Hawkins from a training day in Bury St Edmunds to assist with an incident on the A14 near Bar Hill. A number of suspected illegal immigrants had hidden in a refrigerated lorry and were suffering the effects of cold.

Carl joined ambulance crews and police who were on scene and helped to assess the people involved. Two were taken for treatment to Addenbrooke's hopital. It is understood that the other occupants have been detained by police in Kings Lynn and Peterborough.

Barry called to assist man in Lowestoft

At 5.30pm this evening, NARS critical care paramedic Barry Hart was called from home to Lowestoft, to assist a man with a life threatening medical condition and who was not breathing.

Barry assisted the ambulance crew on scene by providing advanced airway management and sedation. He then accompanied the patient to the James Paget hospital.

Carl makes epic journey to help crew

At 4.35pm today, NARS Critical Care Paramedic Carl Smith was called from Kings Lynn to Wells-next-the-Sea to help an ambulance crew who were with a man who had collapsed.

Carl assisted the crew and accompanied the man to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Kings Lynn. After retrieving his car and driving home, Carl had clocked up over 140 miles.

Ross smashes world record for NARS!

See Ross in action, pulling Medic 22 over the Record line:

How it all happened

NARS personnel have been responsible for saving numerous lives over the years and we thought it essential to do something special to mark the charity's 45th anniversary.

A busy day for NARS medic Carl Smith

NARS critical care paramedic Carl Smith had a busy day yesterday, with three callouts. The first was at 4.30am to an infant who was suspected of having a cardiac arrest. Despite the time of day, Carl was on scene within four minutes of the call.

That evening at 9pm, Carl was called to assist an ambulance crew who were treating a child with an asthma attack. Immediately after that, Carl was sent to assist with a cardiac arrest.

NARS specialist personnel respond voluntarily in their own time and NARS receives no NHS or government funding.

Wally Webb interviews Ross Filby on BBC Radio Norfolk

Saturday 28th November 2015, RAF Coltishall. The scene of Ross Filby's attempt on the world record for one man pulling a car.

Just before the event started, Ross was interviewed by Wally Webb for BBC Radio Norfolk.

Final preparations for World Record attempt!

We are now less than five days away from the NARS attempt on the existing world record. On Saturday 28th November, paramedic Ross Filby will attempt to pull the NARS RRV 'Medic 22' for a distance of over 3.5Km. The event will take place at former-RAF Coltishall, starting at 9.00am.

The previous record stands at 3.2Km for one person pulling a 1500Kg vehicle. Ross will try to pull the NARS Audi A6 Allroad estate, which weighs over 2000Kg, for at least 3.5Km.

World Record Attempt Launched

he NARS "Big Heave" world record attempt got formally underway today, when paramedic Ross Filby demonstrated how he is planning to haul the NARS RRV round a 3.5Km circiut.

The Press and media were in attendance at the launch event, which took place at The Forum in Norwich.

Mustard TV produced a video which was posted on the BBC Radio Norfolk Facebook page. Within two hours, the video had been seen by nearly 10,000 people. You can see it here: BBC Radio Norfolk Video

Drew assists at head injury

Dr Drew Welch was called out from home shortly after 7pm last night to assist an ambulance crew.  He assessed a male who had sustained a head injury.  After providing medication, Drew escorted him to hospital with the ambulance crew where he is said to be in a stable condition.

First test of kit for World Record attempt

Today, paramedic Ross Filby pulled on his specially made harness and attached the carabiners to the towing hook on #Medic22. The test took place in the car park of B&Q, to the puzzled amusement of onlookers.

The trial 'pull' was carried out to test the harness and the webbing connection to the car. It highlighted the need for some minor changes, but otherwise, the test was a success.

#Medic22 called to cardiac arrest in Great Yarmouth

At 12.15am this morning, the NARS RRV Medic 22, manned by critical care paramedic Chris Neil, paramdedic Nigel Strange and Dr Jim Flat, was called to a cardiac arrest in Great Yarmouth. On their arrival, an ambulance was on scene, treating a man in his 60's.

The NARS crew utilised advanced skills, drugs and equipment to restart the patient's heart.

The man was conveyed to the Norfolk & Norwich hospital in a stable but critical condition.

Guinness approve NARS world record attempt!

Guinness World Records has approved NARS' application to attempt a new world record!

Our ambition is for one man to pull the NARS rapid response vehicle for a distance exceeding 3.5Km. The date and location for the attempt are yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped to break the existing record of 3.2Km during 2015, NARS' 45th anniversary year.

NARS attends fatal motorcycle accident

At 5.40pm today, NARS critical care paramedic Carl Smith was despatched from home by the Critical Care Desk to an incident at High Road, Saddlebow. On arrival at the scene, Carl found that a single motorcycle had left the road. Also on scene were police, an ambulance duty locality officer and ambulance crew. Despite Carl applying critical care interventions, and the best efforts of all the personnel, the rider was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene at 6.15pm.


NARS wins £5,000 Nationwide Big Local!

We are delighted to announce that we have heard that NARS has won the Nationwide Big Local competition in the 'September - Supporting East Anglia' round.

We achieved 43% of the total vote which made us clear winners. NARS will now receive £5,000 in addition to the £200 for being short-listed.

This is great news, as the money will help NARS to maintain its life-saving work for the people of Norfolk.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us. Your help has made a real difference!

#Medic 22 attends two cardiac arrests

The NARS rapid response vehicle 'Medic 22' was on shift this evening, manned by critical care Paramedic Ryan Warwick and Dr Helen Alefounder.

The first call was at 6.30pm to an elderly man in Watton. The NARS crew was despatched as a result of an ambulance crew request. On arrival, the NARS crew utilised specialised skills and equipment, but despite the best efforts of the whole team, unfortunately, attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Vote for NARS - help us win £5,000!

NARS has been shortlisted as one of just three finalists to win £5,000 in the Nationwide's 'Big Local' event.

Whether we win this money or not will depend on the support of the public - you!

Voting is easy and will only take you a few seconds. Just go to Nationwide Big Local Vote for NARS, pop in your name, etc and choose NARS.

The competition closes at 9am on 1st October, so please, do it now!!

NARS attends serious RTC near Dereham

At 7.45pm tonight, NARS critical care paramedic Ryan Warwick was activated from home by the Critical Care Desk to a serious 2-vehicle collision at Yaxham Road, Dereham.

On arrival on scene, Ryan found five casualties and assumed the role of medical commander. The patients were assessed with the assistance of ambulance crews and the air ambulance, which arrived later, having travelled from Cambridge.


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