Summary:PROG 3: JAWS OF LIFE
The stretch of the A1 around Catterick in Nth Yorkshire was a notorious accident black spot - and no specialist teams to free the injured trapped in their wrecks. As none of the emergency services would take formal responsibility for rescuing road accident victims and politicians refused to recognise the problem, local GP KEN EASTON took up the reins and in 1967 launched the Road After-care Scheme. By the 1970s they were acquiring the latest hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and by 1980s the 'jaws of life' had arrived from America and were here to stay.
Description:MOVING ACCOUNTS OF PAST AND PRESENT RESCUES TRACE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMERGENCY SERVICES.