Our paramedic Jamie Walsh recently visited a local mountain rescue team to share tips that could save lives both out on the fells and in the city.
Members of Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team (TWSMRT) welcomed Jamie to their base in Durham.
The team provides a search and rescue service for the whole of County Durham and respond to requests by the police to attend a range of incidents, from injured or lost people in the hills to vulnerable missing people in urban settings.
GNAAS has a good working relationship with TWSMRT and the rest of the local mountain rescue teams. We regularly work alongside the teams to rescue those in need in often hostile conditions.
To help TWSMRT fully understand the role of our service, Jamie gave them an insight into how we operate and discussed the delivery of pre-hospital critical care in the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.
He said: “I was asked by one of the guys to help with their training, explaining what we do and when a patient requires that extended level of care, but also how to operate safely around a helicopter and what is required for an appropriate landing.”
The session was well received by the team and they said they are looking forward to working with GNAAS in the future.