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Spring Vehicle Fest 2015

Today's event at former RAF Coltishall was a great success. For a change, the weather was kind to us. Cloud gave way to sunshine and the visitors came to see the cars on display and to look at the various stalls and stands. On the NARS stand, we had Medic 22 on display and children had the thrill of sitting in the RRV. We gave out lots of balloons and car window stickers and demonstrated the Lucas 2 auto CPR machine to visitors.

It was great to be able to meet lots of new people (and some old friends) and tell them about all the exciting things happening with NARS.

45th anniversary of inaugural NARS meeting

Today is the 45th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the interested parties who formed NARS, which took place on 6th May 1970.

NARS CCP attends child hit by car

At 4.20pm today, NARS Critical Care paramedic Ryan Warwick was despatched from home by the Critical Care Desk to attend an incident in Downham Market. A male child and a male adult had both been struck by a car. Also in attendance was an ambulance and Ambulance Officer. The casualties were assessed by Ryan and the ambulance crews but were thankfully found to only have minor injuries. They were both taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn by ambulance.

Pedalling Doc assists at cycling carnage

Sunday 3rd May: NARS Doctor Tim Morton was taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive cycle race. The race was taking part in very poor weather and while descending a steep hill, Dr Tim saw 'carnage' just in front of him. Stopping to assist, he found two injured cylists - one with a fractured femur and one with serious head injuries. Not having any medical equipment with him, he worked with Yorkshire police, Ambulance service and other cycling doctors to help the two injured riders.

We need your votes!!

The Aviva Community Fund voting has opened! NARS needs your votes! Voting for NARS could help us win £10,000 to buy a Lucas 2 automatic CPR machine. This is serious guys. This machines saves lives. It could be you, or someone you love. Please... register and cast your 10 votes our way. This is, literally a matter of life or death. https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/1351/

Co-Op pledges support for NARS

Managers of Co-Operative stores across Norfolk have today pledged their support for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. The team will be will be promoting the work done by the charity within stores, engaging in fund-raising activities and will be locating NARS collecting boxes at their tills. So if you see one, please drop a few coins in!

Mike Read, manager of the Co-Op store and filling station on Dereham Road, Norwich said "After I had talked to Paul from NARS and learned about the great job these guys do, I felt we had to do something."

The pressure piles on - Day Two at Boot Camp!

To increase Critical Care cover throughout Norfolk, NARS has started to invest in new members. This weekend we ran an intensive training weekend for 16 new clinical volunteers. The weekend was the first part of a lengthy training program for the new Doctors and Paramedics. It is envisaged that the new influx will help our existing clinicians to man the Medic 22 car an extra 30 hours a week. We designed a series of high-fidelity scenarios, which progressively challenge the new members and evaluate their performace before moving on to the next module.

Tanya finishes London Marathon for NARS

Team NARS member Tanya Chapman successfully completed the London Marathon today. Proudly sporting her NARS-branded running top, she looked in good spirits during the run.

 

How relieved and happy does she look now that's over?

Boot Camp - Day One

The NARS training Boot Camp got underway at 8am this morning with a group of 16 doctors and paramedics who wanted to develop their pre-hosptial and critical care skills. The 10-hour day was packed with lectures, demonstrations and 'high fidelity' situations, where the students were presented with a series of real-life scenarios, and were tasked to work as a team and provide advanced medical care to the 'patient'.

Most of the students had booked annual leave to take part in the course and hope to eventually qualify as critical care solo responders.

Carl called to injured motorcyclist

At 6.15pm today, NARS Critical Care Paramedic Carl Smith was called out to a road traffic accident in the Marham area involving a motorcyclist. Carl was called as a result of an ambulance crew request as the rider's injuries were deemed serious. On arrival at the scene, Carl found that the man had serious head and leg injuries and sedated him. EAAA Anglia 2 was called from Cambridge to fly the patient to Addenbrooke's Hospital. The patient's condition was described as serious.

Ryan called to cardiac arrest

At 11:10 this morning, NARS Critical Care Paramedic Ryan Warwick was tasked by the region's Critical Care Desk to a residential address in Kings Lynn for a male in his 80's who had suffered a cardiac arrest. Also in attendance was an ambulance, an ambulance officer and the Cycle Response Unit. On Ryan's arrival the crews had managed to get a Return Of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) and Ryan assisted the crews to package and transfer the man to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn in a serious but stable condition.

NARS Medic Training Programme Launched

The first phase of the NARS Critical Care responder training programme commences on 24th April. The first intake of 12 experienced paramedics - selected from a list of 50 hopefuls - together with 4 doctors, will start their progression to qualifying as advanced responders with an intensive 'Boot Camp' training weekend. The initial course runs from Friday evening through till Sunday. The course is the first step for the paramedics to qualify as Critical Care paramedics.

Campaign Drivers Wanted

NARS needs your support - and you only have to lift a finger! We need more people to know about the great work that NARS does. So please -

Like us on Facebook. Invite your Friends to Like us. NorfolkAccidentRescueService

Follow us on Twitter. @narsbasics

Aviva community fund competition - lucas 2 for nars

NARS currently has a Lucas 2 auto CPR machine on loan. But it’s due to be returned at the end of May and we will be without one.
So we urgently need to purchase one of our own. The loaned one has saved at least one life already.
We have entered into the Aviva Community Fund competition to win the £10,000 needed to buy one. But we need public votes to get our project through to the Final.

NARS members called to two cardiac arrests

At 6am today, NARS volunteer Chris Neil was called out from home for a 54-year old cardiac arrest. Chris, who is a Critical Care Paramedic, responded to the incident in the NARS rapid response vehicle, Medic 22. An ambulance crew had started CPR, so Chris applied the LUCAS 2 device and intubated the patient. After 8 minutes on the LUCAS 2, the patient’s heart started beating again for itself. Chris and the ambulance crew continued to manage the patient en-route to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.

Ryan assists at cardiac arrest

NARS CCP Ryan Warwick

At 1.20am this morning, NARS CCP Ryan Warwick was dispatched from his home address to Dereham where a male in his 30′s had suffered a cardiac arrest. Ryan worked alongside a EEAST ambulance crew and an ambulance officer and managed to resuscitate the patient. Ryan then provided the patient with sedation, who was then accompanied by Ryan to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in a serious condition.

Carl and Ryan help injured driver

NARS CCP’s Carl Smith and Ryan Warwick

At 10.30pm on Saturday 21st March, NARS Critical Care paramedic Carl Smith was dispatched from home to attend a road traffic collision at Marshland St James, Wisbech. Arriving on scene at 10.50pm, he met with NARS CCP Ryan Warwick.

A single vehicle, driven by a female in her 30′s, had collided with a post, resulting in serious facial injuries. Also attending the scene were two ambulances, an ambulance officer, police, two fire & rescue appliances and two fire officers.

Carl called to vehicle fire

NARS CCP Carl Smith

At 1.40am on Saturday 21st March, NARS Critical Care paramedic Carl Smith was activated from home to an incident at Terrington St Clement. A single vehicle with five occupants had been involved in a road traffic collision. Luckily, all of the occupants escaped from the vehicle before it suddenly caught fire.

Three ambulances, an ambulance Officer, two fire appliances from Kings Lynn and police also attended the scene.

All five of the vehicle occupants were taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn.

NARS duo in Medic 22 help injured boy

At 8.40am today, volunteers from the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service were activated from home to assist with an injured teenage boy. Critical Care Paramedic Chris Neil and Doctor Hannah Neil attended in ‘Medic 22′ to a Dereham location to assist the boy, who had been involved in a road traffic incident. On arrival at scene they worked with the ambulance crew to assist the patient, and then accompanied him in a land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. The patient is believed to be in a stable condition.

NARS CCP called to fatal A17 crash

At 1.20pm on Sunday 8th March, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service CCP Carl Smith was called to a serious collision on the A17 at Walpole Cross Keys.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision between two cars, a silver Mercedes and a black BMW, at the junction with Sutton Road.

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