Blood is now available on every air ambulance mission

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now permanently able to deliver blood transfusions as a core part of its life-saving service.

Following a fundraising appeal made by EAAA in May, the air ambulance charity, which covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, is now able to carry packed red blood cells and freeze-dried plasma on every mission.

Central Bedfordshire Council joins online initiative against domestic abuse and sexual violence

Central Bedfordshire Council has added an Online Safe Space to its website to support victims of domestic abuse.

When users click on the Online Safe Spaces logo, which is at the very bottom of the all the website’s pages, a pop up appears that directs them to information on local and national domestic abuse support services. The portal provides a discreet way for victims of domestic abuse to seek help, does not appear in internet browsing history and has a quick exit function.

East Anglian Air Ambulance is 24/7 from tonight (30 June)

Tonight (Wednesday 30 June 2021) is a landmark moment for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and the provision of emergency critical care in the region, as the charity starts flying 24/7 for the very first time.

The gap between 1:30 am and 7am where there has been no helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) coverage in the region will now be closed, as EAAA becomes the first air ambulance in the East of England to fly 24 hours a day.

Bedfordshire Police appeal following fatal collision in Maulden

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a 29-year-old died following a collision in Maulden, near Ampthill.

THINK! launches major new campaign with a passionate team talk to young drivers

As part of the launch of a major new THINK! campaign, Radio One DJ and co-host of ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, Chris Stark, has joined forces with the County Football Association (FA) to deliver a passionate team talk to a nation of football lovers to keep them safe on the roads.

East Anglian Air Ambulance named “Best Charity to Work For”

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its employee engagement and support during the pandemic.

The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 Best Companies listings and 14th in the Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in the UK (for private companies and not-for-profits).

These national awards are based on the results of an employee feedback and engagement survey which feeds into regional, national and sector league tables.

Arson Awareness Month – Don’t accept it, report it!

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said that arson costs the country millions of pounds every year and puts lives at risk. Adding that it accounts for almost half of all fires attended by the fire and rescue services and can have devastating effects in terms of its cost and consequences.

Insurers report that arson costs over £1bn in fire-related claims across the UK each year. Damage to property, business interruption and other inconvenience caused by arson is significant.

Light aircraft incident in Cranfield

At around 3.30pm this afternoon Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) was called to a light aircraft incident in Cranfield.
The two people on board self-extricated themselves prior to BFRS’s arrival.

Air ambulance Trek 24 challenge coming to Bedfordshire

This summer East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be hosting its first large-scale fundraising challenge since August 2019 in the form of Trek 24; an organised 24 kilometre or 24 mile walk.

Two Trek 24 events were planned to take place in 2020 but both were unable to go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Optimistically looking ahead to this summer, EAAA is excited to now be organising three Trek 24 events and bringing Trek 24 to Bedfordshire for the very first time, starting and finishing at Hexton Manor.

Agricultural building in Marston Moretaine destroyed by fire

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has said that an investigation is to be carried out into how a fire destroyed a large agricultural building in Marston Moretaine

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