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News for 2021

Some of these news items may well be history by the time we have caught up with our

busy schedule, but for your pleasure and delight, more “up to the minute” feeds &

notifications can be quickly accessed directly via our Facebook and Twitter feeds by

clicking on the appropriate icons at the top of each page, or by using these links :-

We will continue to add more content as resources permit…………..

Water & Flood Awareness Training - 27th March 2021

Our 2nd batch of a further 9 Responders attended the one day course delivered by Anthony Eddies- Davies from Adventure Consultancy whilst observing Covid-19 restrictions (although all of our attendees have received their first jabs and are booked-in for their follow up vaccinations). These courses are administered by Rescue 3 Europe who are the only body to offer an internationally recognised certification which is valid for three years. More sessions will be made available to us as we begin to ease further out of national Lockdown #3

RoSpa Training - from 4th Mar 2021

All of our Responders will now undertake the RoSPA Driver Safety Online course. The management committee has agreed that this course will be compulsory and (currently) funded for all existing responders and for new responders as they join the Group. The course comprises of three sections, to be undertaken on-line and will take up to two hours to complete.

Covid-19 Vaccinations - 11th Feb 2021

All of our responders were offered their first Pfizer Vaccine via an exclusive application and invitation to Hereford County Hospital with a second “jab” to follow in 12 weeks time. Yet another opportunity to say “Thank you, NHS”……….

Radio appeal - Saturday 30th Jan 2021

Our Training Officer, Bob Miles, joined Andrew Easton's Saturday Breakfast show on BBC Hereford & Worcester, requesting help with our equipment storage at 08:53am….. thanks Andrew! We much appreciated the publicity to give us some “airtime” when we were very likely to be called out again due to floods, particularly around Ledbury. The interview can be listened to below:- Within minutes of the interview, Bob was mobilised as Controller for the group, to arrange collection of a District nurse stranded at home by floodwater in Ledbury, needing to get to patients in Colwall when we responded immediately. Last call of the day was signed off at 20:13 hrs…….

Standby & Call out ! - Sunday 24th Jan 2021

……from 06:50 to 21:30, (during Covid-19 Lockdown #3) due to snow and icy road conditions. Calls were centred around the movement of Doctors, Nurses, and NHS support staff between Hereford County Hospital (HCH), from/to Worcester, Kidderminster, and into Wales, whilst District nurses were accompanied through their daily rounds to ensure patients were provided with their essential daily medical care. Recommended procedures for Responder and passenger safety were adhered to throughout with all Responders having been issued detailed instruction in the utilisation and subsequent safe disposal of potentially infectious PPE. We are grateful to the NHS for providing additional PPE to our own supplies in what proved to be a very busy day on Sunday. The icy conditions continued into Monday 25th Jan when we transported dedicated staff to St. Michael’s Hospice. We attended to 14 specific transportation tasks covering 577 miles over 2 days of very cold weather.

Standby - 21st & 22nd Jan 2021

Our response group were requested to *STANDBY* for the NHS and for Herefordshire Council due to forecast inclement weather conditions from storm Christoph when we were again treated to flood conditions in the County with 12 flood alerts and a further 13 flood warnings being issued with river levels expected to remain high. We made a number of journeys on 22nd January.

Christmas Tree Collection & Disposal - 9th Jan 2021

Several (correctly PPE’d!) responder crews were out again this year on Saturday collecting Christmas trees from householders in and around Hereford from pre-booked donations & appointments arranged through St. Michael’s Hospice for responsible disposal. This looks like it may well become a “regular gig” each year. We are always delighted to help St. Michael’s, and hope to do more for them in 2021 and beyond.

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© Copyright Herefordshire 4x4 Response 2021

News for

2021

Some of these

news items may

well be history

by the time we

have caught up

with our busy

schedule, but for

your pleasure

and delight, more

“up to the

minute” feeds &

notifications can

be quickly

accessed directly

via our Facebook

and Twitter feeds

by clicking on the

appropriate icons

at the top of

each page, or by

using these links

:-

We will continue to add more

content as resources

permit…………..

Water & Flood

Awareness

Training - 27th

March 2021

Our 2nd batch of a further 9 Responders attended the one day course delivered by Anthony Eddies-Davies from Adventure Consultancy whilst observing Covid-19 restrictions (although all of our attendees have received their first jabs and are booked-in for their follow up vaccinations). These courses are administered by Rescue 3 Europe who are the only body to offer an internationally recognised certification which is valid for three years. More sessions will be made available to us as we begin to ease further out of national Lockdown #3

RoSpa Training -

from 4th Mar 2021

All of our Responders will now undertake the RoSPA Driver Safety Online course. The management committee has agreed that this course will be compulsory and (currently) funded for all existing responders and for new responders as they join the Group. The course comprises of three sections, to be undertaken on-line and will take up to two hours to complete.

Covid-19

Vaccinations -

11th Feb 2021

All of our responders were offered their first Pfizer Vaccine via an exclusive application and invitation to Hereford County Hospital with a second “jab” to follow in 12 weeks time. Yet another opportunity to say “Thank you, NHS”……….

Radio appeal -

Saturday 30th Jan

2021

Our Training Officer, Bob Miles, joined Andrew Easton's Saturday Breakfast show on BBC Hereford & Worcester, requesting help with our equipment storage at 08:53am….. thanks Andrew! We much appreciated the publicity to give us some “airtime” when we were very likely to be called out again due to floods, particularly around Ledbury. The interview can be listened to below:- Within minutes of the interview, Bob was mobilised as Controller for the group, to arrange collection of a District nurse stranded at home by floodwater in Ledbury, needing to get to patients in Colwall when we responded immediately. Last call of the day was signed off at 20:13 hrs…….

Standby & Call

out ! - Sunday

24th Jan 2021

……from 06:50 to 21:30, (during Covid-19 Lockdown #3) due to snow and icy road conditions. Calls were centred around the movement of Doctors, Nurses, and NHS support staff between Hereford County Hospital (HCH), from/to Worcester, Kidderminster, and into Wales, whilst District nurses were accompanied through their daily rounds to ensure patients were provided with their essential daily medical care. Recommended procedures for Responder and passenger safety were adhered to throughout with all Responders having been issued detailed instruction in the utilisation and subsequent safe disposal of potentially infectious PPE. We are grateful to the NHS for providing additional PPE to our own supplies in what proved to be a very busy day on Sunday. The icy conditions continued into Monday 25th Jan when we transported dedicated staff to St. Michael’s Hospice. We attended to 14 specific transportation tasks covering 577 miles over 2 days of very cold weather.

Standby - 21st &

22nd Jan 2021

Our response group were requested to *STANDBY* for the NHS and for Herefordshire Council due to forecast inclement weather conditions from storm Christoph when we were again treated to flood conditions in the County with 12 flood alerts and a further 13 flood warnings being issued with river levels expected to remain high. We made a number of journeys on 22nd January.

Christmas Tree

Collection &

Disposal - 9th

Jan 2021

Several (correctly PPE’d!) responder crews were out again this year on Saturday collecting Christmas trees from householders in and around Hereford from pre-booked donations & appointments arranged through St. Michael’s Hospice for responsible disposal. This looks like it may well become a “regular gig” each year. We are always delighted to help St. Michael’s, and hope to do more for them in 2021 and beyond.
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