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Louth Fire and Ambulance Station officially opened

17 November 2017

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and crews at Louth Fire Station officially opened the Louth Fire and Ambulance Station today, alongside MP Victoria Atkins.

Louth joint fire and ambulance station

Local EMAS abulance crews and Louth Fire and Rescue joined forces at Louth Fire Station on Eastfield Road to create a joint service in the area. The move is part of the national blue light collaboration programme, where emergency services are looking at more ways to work together.

During the official opening, as well as a ribbon cutting by MP Victoria Atkins, crews demonstrated a joint fire and ambulance exercise.

Richard Hunter, Lincolnshire Ambulance Operations Manager, said:

“Our ambulance crews respond to around 500 emergency calls a day from people in Lincolnshire. We treat patients in their home, at the scene of an incident and on the way to hospital if further care is needed. This means most of our time is spent away from the station.

“Sharing facilities with the fire service is a sensible move that will allow us to invest more in our patient services, and to give colleagues improved facilities for use when they start and end their shift. The added bonus is being able to train and work more closely with our fire colleagues.

Sarah Turner, East Division Watch Commander, said:

“Working together is a great start for all future emergency service collaborations within Lincolnshire and the organisations coming together improves the services we deliver to our community. With an increasing demand for some of our services, coupled with the current constraints on funding, collaboration provides opportunities to truly innovate and save money.”

Find out more about the Blue Light Collaboration Programme

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