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Fire and Rescue Service Trauma Conference 2011

As operational fire crews are increasingly first on scene at incidents that involve trauma, the UK’s Fire and Rescue Service continue to make a significant impact on the outcome of an injured patient by their actions in the first few minutes on scene.

At last year’s 4th National Fire and Rescue Service Trauma Conference, West Midlands Fire Service again played host to around 240 delegates from far and wide. Over 40 Fire Brigades were represented at the event and although the delegates were mainly Fire-fighters, West Midlands Fire Service were delighted to welcome delegates from many other agencies such as Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Police and Voluntary Aid Workers to the conference.

Following the success of last year’s National Trauma Conference, West Midlands Fire Service are hosting the 5th National Fire and Rescue Service Trauma Conference on 11-12 November 2011. The 2 day conference will again be held at the West Midlands Fire Service Academy.

As in previous years, this year’s conference has again attracted many eminent speakers from the world of Pre-Hospital Care and over the 2 days they aim to offer a selection of top class presentations.

The conference is supported by CFOA; The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre Hospital Care; The Academic Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Birmingham; Boundtree medical and The Fire Times.  Prometheus' Dr Malcolm Russell will be speaking on 11 November on the subject, 'Understanding the Medical Team to Improve Extrication'.

By again hosting the event, we hope to offer another update of trauma care to theUK's Fire and Rescue Service and partners.

For further information or to book a place at the event please see www.wmfs.net/trauma