CASUALTIES UNION is a Charity, which was founded in wartime to provide ‘live’ casualties to enable the Rescue Services to practice their rescue and extraction methods from bombed buildings. Nowadays, our work is much more extensive. Members, trained in injury make up and conversant with the casualty’s response to injury, illness and crisis, help in Teaching Hospitals assisting Doctors, Nurses and Ambulance staff with their training. We also help all the Emergency Services in ‘Casualty Centred’ extractions from motor vehicle accidents, rescue from explosion, collapsed buildings, crashed aircraft and fires etc. Our clients include, The Fire Service, Police, Ambulance, Road Traffic Agency, The Fire Service College, Teaching Hospitals, Medical Schools, the Voluntary First Aid Organizations, the Health Protection Agency and many others.
All our Members are Volunteers and give their services freely receiving only their expenses in participating. It is said that acting as a ‘Casualty’ is providing a rehearsal for someone else’s future mishap and without this facility Emergency and Trauma Services would have great difficulty training adequately. Our members come from all walks of life. From students to pensioners, nurses to actors, and from the Voluntary Services. The work is fun and very interesting and duties occur two or three times a month for most of the year.
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If you wish to volunteer or have enquiries outside the Midland Area contact the main Casualties Union website.