Firefighters thanked for their 10 years’ service to emergency care charity LIVES

David Ramscar, Dr Simon Topham, Dr Yvonne Owen and Steve Pratton

David Ramscar, Dr Simon Topham, Dr Yvonne Owen and Steve Pratton

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Co-responder firefighters from across the county were recognised for 10 years’ voluntary service to emergency care charity LIVES during its recent award ceremony at the fire and rescue headquarters in Lincoln.

Among the 63 praised were two from Grantham, two from Billingborough, three from Brant Broughton and four from Corby Glen, with awards being presented by clinical director of LIVES Simon Topham and Lincolnshire’s chief fire officer David Ramscar.

In a co-responding role, local firefighters support LIVES during medical emergencies by giving first aid, providing oxygen therapy and administering defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Dr Topham said: “The LIVES fire and rescue scheme is a crucial service, which was launched to enable firefighters to work alongside LIVES during emergencies. I am pleased to see how far the scheme has come and we will continue to develop the scheme across Lincolnshire and see how it can grow.”