Man in critical condition following flat fire

 

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – 5.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has received advanced trauma care after being rescued from a flat fire before being taken to hospital in a critical condition.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a block of flats in Hamlet Way, Stratford, shortly before 3.40pm and sent two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was rescued from the flat by fire service colleagues and quickly moved on to the back of the ambulance.

“Crews then treated him for severe smoke inhalation before he was anaesthetised in order to stabilise his condition.

“He was then transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham via land ambulance, using blue lights and sirens, in order for him to receive further treatment.

“Unfortunately, the man’s condition is thought to be very serious.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 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 and uses 864 vehicles.

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