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More Emergency Vehicles for East Yorkshire

24 January 2008

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Rapid Response VehicleAs part of its fleet expansion and replacement programme, Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) is putting six new vehicles on the roads of East Yorkshire.

The six additional Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) will be equipped with brand new state-of-the-art medical equipment and will be based in Bridlington, Brough and Hull.

Some of the new vehicles will be operational from newly introduced and modernised stand-by points.  A stand-by point is a strategically placed location from where YAS resources can be dispatched to respond to patients as quickly as possible.

The RRVs, which are silver Vauxhall Zafiras, are highly visible and slightly larger than previous models of RRV.

Paul Mudd, Assistant Director of Operations for Hull and East Yorkshire said: "Increasing the number of YAS vehicles helps us to serve our patients better with a more modern and reliable fleet."

 

Notes To Editors

Photograph attached shows the new vehicle.

  1. YAS was formed on 1 July 2006 through the merger of Tees, East and North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Metropolitan and South Yorkshire Ambulance Services.
  2. A Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) is a car used by a paramedic, emergency medical technician or an emergency care practitioner to get to a patient quickly.  Ambulance staff working in RRVs are skilled and equipped to provide immediate care and to assess whether a patient needs additional assistance and/or hospital treatment.  If necessary the ambulance will be backed up by an ambulance although the equipment carried on both is very similar.

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