My team was called out to a residential area in Salford after a stolen car struck a garden wall at speed and burst into flames, hurling debris across a suburban street and sparking a series of fires.
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Not only does Cristina Dalton get a huge amount of satisfaction from being a Red Cross volunteer – it’s also helped land her a good job.
Cristina, a London-based emergency response volunteer for almost three years, is by now an old hand at helping people in crisis. Many is the time she’s turned out following a fire or power cut, to help set up a rest centre or offer medical support.
So when Kingston Council recently advertised for an emergency planning officer, she literally ticked every box and seemed an obvious choice.
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A brave young woman who suffered horrific burns has won our Humanitarian Citizen Awards for her work educating people about the dangers of fire and raising money for charity.
Three years ago, Erin McNeill (22) was caught in a blaze at a friend’s house and suffered 40 per cent burns to her arms, legs and body. She spent ten weeks fighting for her life in intensive care unit – most of it in an induced coma – then endured a series of skin graft operations.
The reconstruction work is still ongoing – she expects to undergo five or six operations next year – but she still finds time to regularly help Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service drive home its fire safety message.
Josh Prince has been volunteering with us for nearly two years. We had a chat with him to see if he’s enjoying volunteering in London throughout the Olympic Games. More
First aid volunteer Minali Perera (pictured right) is part of a team posted at Liverpool Street station in London during the Olympic period. Over the weekend a diabetic man collapsed in the station on the eve of his wedding, but was able to continue home after help from Minali and her colleagues.