CAVRA volunteers' heroic efforts during cold snap
12:10pm Friday 25th January 2013 in News
CARDIFF and Vale Rescue (CAVRA) has had another busy start to the year with the wintry weather.
The team - who are all volunteers - were called at 6am on Friday (January 18) to assist The University Hospital of Wales, South Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service, and remained on task until 11pm on Sunday.
Over the three days CAVRA had 4x4 units deployed to locations across Cardiff, the Vale and the south Wales valleys, with snow a foot deep in places.
In total CAVRA ‘rescued’ 74 people, assisted nine, and made two urgent transfers of medication and samples to hospitals – providing more than 200 volunteer hours from 10 team members, with others on standby.
CAVRA would like to thank the employers who allow their staff the time off to respond - incolding Lafarge Cement, Conduit UK and Penarth Council.
CAVRA is also grateful for the support received from South Glamorgan RAYNET (Radio Armatures Emergency Communications), who provided a 4x4 unit.
* For more details on CAVRA, email Ivor Davies at CAVRARescue@Sky.com