Firefighters praised for treating Royston man who suffered heart attack

08:44 29 January 2014

Firefighters at Royston Fire Station have been praised for their quick actions

Firefighters at Royston Fire Station have been praised for their quick actions

Archant

Firefighters have been praised for reacting quickly to treat a man who walked into their station after suffering a heart attack.

The officers from Royston Fire Station administered treatment to the 75-year-old, a Royston resident, and cared for him until paramedics arrived to take him to hospital.

Crew Commander Craig Wood was at the station when the incident occurred on Monday morning.

He said: “The gentleman walked in complaining of chest pains. He had been driven up by his son because the ambulance station is based here, but the paramedics were on a call.

“He’d had previous heart-related problems, and the officers quickly established he was having a heart attack. They gave him oxygen therapy and waited with him until the ambulance arrived.”

Royston Fire Station is equipped with a defibrillator machine to help people who have suffered heart attacks, but it wasn’t needed on this occasion. The man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further treatment.

Crew Commander Wood paid tribute to the three firefighters who were on duty at the time and helped treat the man – Keith Brown, Nigel Etherington and Steve Greaves.

He said: “Incidents like this are becoming more and more frequent, especially as we have an ambulance station on site meaning people will come here in an emergency.

“The fire fighters are fully trained for this kind of scenario, and this was a chance to put that training into use.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:17

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward after around 60 air weapons were stolen in a Bassingbourn burglary.

Yesterday, 15:54

Police in Beds, Herts and Cambs will now have the benefit of a new HGV cab to help catch motorists who use their mobile phones while behind the wheel.

Yesterday, 08:40

A car has broken down near the Weston Hills tunnel on the A505 this morning.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The East and North Herts NHS Trust’s carers lead and enhanced care team have both been shortlisted for top national nursing awards.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter