28-May-2012 Source: Herts Air Ambulance
Herts Air Ambulance is being backed up with a new response vehicle thanks to the region’s emergency vehicle services and repair specialists, Essex Emergency Services 2000 Ltd in Romford, Essex.
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Clinical Manager, Stuart Elms took delivery of the Volvo 4×4 on Friday 4th May at North Weald Airfield, home of the Herts Air Ambulance.
Stuart said: “Essex Emergency Services 2000 have vast experience of working with all the Emergency Services in both London and the East of England. Owners; Bill and Jacqui were able to supply the Herts Air Ambulance a dedicated high specification Volvo response car and back it up with 24 hour cover. The knowledge of Essex Emergency Services 2000 and their ability to provide this degree of service is second to none. This vehicle will allow the Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic HEMS team to continue to attend the same types of serious incidents and deliver the same high level of critical care using the full range of life-saving medical equipment and drugs if the helicopter is grounded due to weather conditions. Essex Emergency Services 2000 have delivered us the ability to keep saving lives.”
Bill McKenna, Essex Emergency Services 2000, adds: “We have already worked with Essex Air Ambulance to modify and undertake the livery for their BMW X3 response car which was handed over to them in 2007. We are very pleased to once again be helping our local Essex & Herts Air Ambulance service by sponsoring them with one of our own cars and hope to be able to give them the support for many years to come.”
The response car will be used in cases when the helicopter cannot respond such as adverse weather conditions or during unplanned maintenance – meaning the HEMS Crew can still reach the scene of an incident and provide the same critical care to the patient as the vehicle carries full life-saving equipment exactly like the helicopter.