If you see a sea of ambulances cruising in to Wick Quarry over the next few weeks do not fear, we are assisting South West Ambulance Service and their Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) with training in water operations.
In 2011, the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) was established as a central support unit for all UK ambulance services, to ensure the ambulance service as a whole can respond to a variety of hazardous and challenging incidents in the safest and most effective way possible.
Over a 6 week period the local HART will be coming onto site once a week to train in a variety of incidents played out in a realistic environment. A few from today including a scuba diving incident, to someone falling off a quarry ledge.
HART are a highly professional and structured team. It is an honor for M J Church to be working with the team from SWAST and supporting them in this training. A special thank you to Phil Wheeler, Quarry Manager who has orchestrated the partnership.