Firefighters could be driving gritting lorries when the roads ice up in winter

September 8, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Fifty Lincolnshire retained firefighters have expressed an interest in helping out the public – as winter gritter drivers. It was revealed on Thursday that Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service are being called on to help their colleagues in county council highways. Because of a poor response to an appeal for people to join the 120-strong gritting fleet drivers’ pool, firefighters are being asked to help out in 2016. Winter maintenance engineer Richard Fenwick confirmed that 50 […]

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 […]

Patient in Lincolnshire ambulance crash dies

December 10, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

A 75-year-old woman has died after the ambulance she was a patient in crashed in Lincolnshire. It happened about 03:00 GMT near the junction with High Ferry Lane on the A16 Boston Road at Sibsey. Two male ambulance service staff, aged 62 and 52, were taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have appealed for witnesses. BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter Scott Dalton said […]