Tuesday, 19 February 2013

EMMU motorsport rescue service gets new support for 2013

Morecambe-based rescue service EMMU (Emergency Mobile Medical Unit) has received a boost with the news that the motorsport insurance company MIS Motorsport will support their work.

EMMU predominantly provide rescue services to motorsport events including car rallies all over the UK and world rally team testing sessions.
The service has two specially-prepared Mitsubishi Delica ambulances which are equipped to deal with the conditions that rallying takes place in.

Part of the service provided by EMMU includes vehicle extraction. All the EMMU team members are trained to use the powerful cutting and sawing tools which are necessary to cut away car bodywork in the event of a causality being trapped or not being able to be moved from the car seat.

The support from MIS has enabled EMMU to purchase some new cordless reciprocating saws which play a vital role in undertaking casualty extraction work.

EMMU team leader Stuart Westbrook commented: “The new saws are much more efficient that our previous equipment, they are more powerful and also have a much longer battery life so they help to decrease the time it takes to access trapped casualties.”

“We tested the equipment at our training day in January and were extremely impressed with the performance. I am very grateful to MIS Motorsport for helping us with the purchase.”

A video and pictures of the EMMU training day are available to view on www.emmu.co.uk.