Firefighters and mountain rescue volunteers called in to help move patient

Emergency services at the scene. Photo: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Firefighters and mountain rescue volunteers were called in to help paramedics transfer a patient into an ambulance today.

The incident happed in Earl Edwin Drive, Richmond, at about 1pm.

Fire crews from Richmond and Reeth, along with the aerial ladder platform from Harrogate and Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) worked with members of Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said volunteers assisted ambulance personnel to transfer a patient from the first floor of a domestic property to the ground floor and into an ambulance.

A spokesperson for SMRT said they were called by the police to assist the fire service with some of their specialist equipment to help with the extraction of a casualty.

“Not our usual job, but always happy to help,” they added.