It’s been reported in the media that life saving medical equipment such as oxygen tanks, medicines, fire extinguishers, anti-stab vests, safes, sets of handcuffs and a variety of expensive technology, cars, motorbikes, several dozen bicycles, official clothing and personal belongings have apparently been stolen from ambulances, paramedics personnel and members of the West Midlands Police force in recent years.
Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director, said, “3 items alone are believed to have been valued at £7,000. I’m delighted to hear that West Midlands Police are purposely planting high value items to try and snare the culprits. It’s pretty low when paramedics are robbed of an oxygen tank out of an ambulance when you’re in the line of duty.”
The West Midlands Ambulance Service, Spokesperson, Jamie Arrowsmith is quoted in the media as saying, “The culprits are endangering lives and should remember that it could be one of their own loved ones being treated that could suffer from their actions. Stealing life saving equipment from an emergency vehicle, especially whilst a patient is being treated is truly outrageous.”
Mr. Thorpe added that, “We echo the sentiments of the emergency services. We’re all just trying to do a job out there and keep everyone safe. We all need to be extra vigilant in our local communities at this time. When an ambulance is robbed it needs to be temporarily taken off the road to replace vital equipment. How many lives could be put at risk? It’s worth thinking about.”
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business in the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.