PARAMEDIC care in hazardous environments is set to get a £400,000 boost.
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) is strengthening its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) beyond the national requirements of 42 paramedics split over seven teams.
But an additional seven paramedics have been employed to boost resilience in hazardous environments such as collapsed structures, at height or within contaminated areas.
WMAS special operations manager James Price said: “The significance of the trust’s decision to extend our HART teams cannot be underestimated.
“By increasing the number of HART paramedics within the West Midlands, we are further enhancing the service patients receive throughout the region when calling 999 in their hour of need.”