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Notts firefighters save 80-year-old who collapsed during Safe & Well Visit

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On 9 September crews from Edwinstowe Fire Station carried out a routine Safe and Well Visit on Brake View, Boughton however this was no normal safe and well.

Upon arrival, crews spoke with Hubert age 80 and his wife, Barbara about how they can keep safe in their home and provided guidance on how to prevent fires and potential accidents.

Whilst speaking with Hubert, he suddenly felt unwell and collapsed during the visit. Firefighters Mark Porter and Andrew Gill were quick to provide first aid assistance and called East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).

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Whilst waiting for EMAS, Mark and Andrew continued to provide medical assistance and Hubert was rushed to hospital following their arrival.

Station Manager Gerry Williscroft said: “Our firefighters are all first aid trained and ready to help at any given minute.¬†I am so pleased to hear Hubert is making a full recovery and thanks goes out to both Andrew and Mark who responded with such quick timing and professionalism.”

Hubert Eley said: “If it wasn’t for the crew I don’t know what I would have done.¬†Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service provided such a good service and helped me in a time of need. I am very, very happy with the crew and appreciate all that they do.”

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