May 18 2013 Latest news:
Lorraine King, News editor
Monday, July 16, 2012
The crew carried out first aid on 13-year-old girl and male heart attack victim in Wembley High Road
Four firefighters will be awarded for saving the lives of two people who collapsed in Wembley High Road within 30 minutes of each other.
The crew, who are based at Wembley Fire station in Harrow Road, Wembley, were returning from a routine fire safety inspection when they noticed a huge crowd gathering around an unconscious 13-year-old girl.
Firefighters Victor E-Muhammad, Roy Maynard, Darren Bennett and crew manager Dan Green rushed to the scene where they provided the girl with fluids and first aid until paramedics arrived.
On their way back to their fire station they noticed another ambulance crew working on a man suffering from a suspected heart attack and helped paramedics until the man’s heartbeat returned.
All four will be awarded by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) for their bravery and quick thinking actions.
Terry Harrington, LFB borough commander for Brent, said: “Our fire crews did an excellent job and I’m really proud of them.
“I’ve no doubt that the actions of our firefighters, working with paramedics, helped save the lives of both the girl and the man.
“This is what the fire service is all about, helping people in need. The crew will be formally congratulated for their deployment of life saving skills and professional conduct.”