Almost a year ago, Broadwindsor resident, Pip Cadwell published a letter in the Broadwindsor News parish magazine, his suggestion for having landing sites available to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Since that time, much research has been carried out and now Pip delivers his update:
“Some months ago I suggested to the Air Ambulance, the idea of haveing designated landing Zones to enable Emergency staff to deal with emergencies quicker, and therefore reducing the times that they have to get to the patient.
I have sent off, to Air Ambulance Control, the co-ordinates of 3 landing zones for the Air Ambulance, should we ever have to use it .
The Landing zones have been researched and and permisions have been granted by the owners and users of the land on which the Air Ambulance would land.
The 3 zones have been chosen and sent to Ambulance Control, to enable emergency personel to attend incidents quickly and safely , depending on where the emergency takes place. They would save valuble time getting to the patients and it could make the difference between life and death.
I will post maps in the Shop, and the Comrades Hall , and the Pub (when it opens) so that you can all see where the Landing Zones are.
I would like to thank everybody who has given their permission and their time, to use the various locations.”
– Pip Cadwell
The three zones are:
- School field. (Ambulance control to phone school prior to landing).
- Cricket Field. (Promise not to land on the wicket).
- Fullers. (In the adjoining field near the wheelie bins).
Thanks to you Pip!
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is a registered charity, established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance service, with an air and road-delivered critical care capability. They receive no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and rely on the generosity of the public for support.