31 February calls answered

At Your Service
Art Wilkinson, left, and John Harney, two founding members of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, attended the reception for the SVAS 40th anniversary exhibition at The Salisbury Association on March 26. Photo Submitted

The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) is an all-volunteer organization whose members are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies in the community.

SVAS responded to 31 calls in February, which was the same number as in the previous month. These included five calls for a sick person, five falls, three for pain, one difficulty breathing, one seizure, one cardiac event, one motor vehicle accident and one for an unconscious person. In addition there were seven standbys (for the ski jumps and Junior Olympics) and one activated fire alarm.

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