Leader of Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), councillor Debbie Morris, has paid tribute to the district’s emergency services in a recent ceremony, whilst relating how paramedics rescued her when she had a head injury.
Recalling the incident which took place in 2017, cllr Morris said: “Having had to call 999 on several occasions in my life, I have never been let down by their response.
“When I passed out at home sustaining a worrying head injury in the process, a paramedic was there in eight minutes to provide help and reassurance before calling an ambulance crew to take me to hospital.
“I was extremely grateful and know I speak on behalf of all residents in extending my thanks to everyone who works and volunteers for our wonderful emergency services.”
Cllr Morris was speaking about the incident at flag-raising ceremony to celebrate Emergency Services Day, which commemorates the two million or so people who volunteer themselves to help others at a time of need.
Normally held on September 9 every year, it was rescheduled to Wednesday, October 19 following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.
Joining cllr Morris in the ceremony were council leader cllr Sarah Nelmes, detective inspector Alexandra Bruzas of Hertfordshire Constabulary, and station commander Jim Moran of Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.