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Ambulance Service Goes on the Road for Bradford Family Fun Day

20 May 2016

Centenary Square in Bradford will be a blue light zone next week as the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (YAS) Summer Roadshow comes to town.

Bradford residents are invited to come along to the free event, running daily from 10.30am to 3.00pm on Monday 23, Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2016 in Centenary Square where the YAS Team will be on hand to offer free first aid training including life-saving cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Bradford and the Lady Mayoress will be joining the event on Thursday 26 May 2016 to refresh their CPR training.

The event will offer local people the chance to have a look inside a YAS ambulance and to find out more about the Trust’s services including what goes on behind the scenes when a 999 call is made.

There will also be the opportunity to have a look around a vintage ambulance kindly on loan from the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield and joining the display on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The 1986 Ford Transit highline vehicle was in service from 1986 to 2001 when it passed to St John Ambulance before beginning its career as an exhibition vehicle at the national museum in 2013.

Free activities for children will be on offer along with information on volunteering or working for the ambulance service and the Trust’s Charitable Fund mascot, ParaTed, will also be making a guest appearance.

The event is part of a programme of summer roadshows which will see the Trust visit the Carlisle Centre in Bradford from 12 to 15 July 2016 as well as events further afield including Scarborough, Hull and Sheffield.

Ali Richardson, Membership Manager, said, “We are really looking forward to the roadshow, which is a fantastic opportunity for people to find out more about Yorkshire Ambulance Service and what we do. Everyone is welcome, whether you want to join in with some of the activities or just stop by for a chat and to pick up some information.”

This event is free to attend and no prior booking is required. More information can be found on the Trust’s website – www.yas.nhs.uk – or you can follow the action on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #YASRoadshow.

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department