Aled Treharne on February 17th, 2008

I’m dragged out of my warm, comfortable dream by the phone. I grab it and answer as chirpily as I can, blinking the sleep from my eyes. The lava lamp I leave on when I’m on shift is casting a gentle red glow over everything. It’s a red call – “Nan down“. An old lady’s […]

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Aled Treharne on February 13th, 2008

Now that it’s all over the news, I can say a bit more. The search down near Bridgend was for a missing woman reported on the news. She was missing since Saturday and it was clear from the start that we were looking for a body – the police were already holding someone in connecting […]

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Aled Treharne on February 12th, 2008

I did not get a break. So yesterday as I started winding up and preparing to go home, the pager went off. An area standby for a rescue on Hay’s Bluff near Hay on Wye. So I headed up to base and caught the first response vehicle about to leave. Jumping on board, we headed […]

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Aled Treharne on February 12th, 2008

[Originally written but not posted yesterday] Wow. On Saturday I was prepared. Not wanting to get caught out again, I got all my kit ready, ironed my uniform and got everything ready for my ambulance shift which started back up at 08hrs. I started pottering around the house and everything was going to plan until […]

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Aled Treharne on February 9th, 2008

Tonight was supposed to be a night of working with the Ambulance service, but that plan went straight out the window when the pager went off at around 1700. Leaving work, I headed off to base where I jumped in the first response Landrover and headed off. We’d been requested by the Cave Rescue team […]

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Aled Treharne on January 15th, 2008

I’ve been quiet since Christmas – it’s been a nice relaxing time. Sean and I spent New Year down at his mother’s while he finished off his panto run before heading back to Wales via Battersea and his dad. It’s been good to have him around again, the house feels a lot more cosy when […]

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Aled Treharne on December 7th, 2007

Weather / Tywydd Cloudy and overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle and widespread hill fog. The rain heavy and persistent at times with occasional torrential downpours expected. It will also be very windy with severe gales or storm force winds at higher levels. That’s what the weather report said about tonight. So I shouldn’t […]

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Aled Treharne on December 2nd, 2007

Last night I was lucky enough to spend some time riding along with a Paramedic from Caerphilly in the Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) answering calls in Caerphilly. The RRV is basically a Paramedic on his own in a car with some lifesaving equipment. They’re sent to only the most urgent of calls and their purpose […]

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Aled Treharne on November 18th, 2007

I was at Dinas Rock in the Neath valley rescuing a young man with a potential spinal injury. Slipped after gorge walking, he felt a pain in his back and they didn’ hesitate before calling us. It was a good, and thankfully, fairly quick rescue thanks to the presence of Rescue 169 from Chivenor. I […]

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Aled Treharne on November 3rd, 2007

It’s been a busy week this week and last night I slept the best part of 13 hours. Not my usual night and not recommended on a regular basis, but I certainly feel more awake today than I have all week. After Sunday night’s swim, I was looking forward to a relaxing week. Tuesday shot […]

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