Emergency service obesity calls in Lincolnshire double

June 25, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Firefighters in Lincolnshire have seen a doubling in the number of calls to assist the ambulance service treat obese people in one year. Last year Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 37 incidents, compared with 16 in 2014 /2015. The service is now carrying out special training sessions using a 28 stone (179kg) dummy. Figures obtained by the BBC show a rise in “bariatric rescues” from four assistance requests in 2011/12. The type of rescues […]