Devon's fire service attend more medical emergencies

Devon's firefighters now deal with more medical emergencies than fires - and are being given special vehicles to help.

Many fire stations now act jointly with the ambulance service - going to high-priority calls and giving initial treatment before paramedics arrive.

Dawlish fire station, which attended more than 560 such calls last year, is now the first to receive a specially-equipped car.

Bob Walker from the fire service says the new vehicles are better than the small vans they previously used.

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