NEAS helps Olympic Torch have smooth passage through NE
Prepartions go to plan.
Months of planning at the North East Ambulance Service paid off
this week with the smooth passage of the Olympic Torch through the
Arriving on Friday in Berwick, the torch attracted large crowds
wherever it went - most notably on Friday night, when television
adventurer Bear Grylls delivered it to Newcastle's Quayside via a
zip-wire from the Tyne Bridge.
Today (Mon) the Torch heads south towards the border with North
Constant communication between NEAS and partner agencies
including the police, fire service and local councils ensured a
relatively problem free weekend.
Simon Swallow, (in photo) Head of Resilience and Special
Operations, said: "This was a once-in -a-lifetime occasion for the
North East, and logistically, required a lot of planning.
"The co-operation between the various organisations and services
involved has been terrific. From a NEAS perspective, I would like
to thank those who were on duty in our call contact centre over the
weekend for helping things go smoothly."