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Update 3 – Smethwick Fire

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Tuesday 2nd July 2013 – 10.30am – Murray MacGregor.

West Midlands Ambulance Service continues to provide support to colleagues from West Midlands Fire Service at the scene of the massive blaze in Smethwick.

Ambulance staff have now treated a total of 13 people at the scene. Of those, 12 have been firefighters who have suffered a variety of minor injuries. Thankfully the number taken to hospital has not risen and remains at three.

The last casualty was a member of the public who cut his leg climbing over a fence close to the scene. He said that he had been trying to get closer to have a look. He had his laceration dressed by ambulance staff and did not require hospital treatment.
A single paramedic from the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team remains on scene to provide immediate medical assistance should it be required.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.3 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff, 58 ambulance stations and uses 864 vehicles.

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