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  • Motor Vehicle Accident

    Motor Vehicle Accident0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from one of our AAA Response members recently who had just witnessed a very tragic accident in a very remote area, involving a bakkie and a truck, with both occupants of the bakkie being critically injured. Unable to get in contact with the state ambulance service, I looked up

  • Medical assistance – Stroke

    Medical assistance – Stroke0

    Dispatcher Files Recently I received a call from a AAA Response member reporting that he needed medical assistance. His friend was having what appeared to be a mild stroke with one side of his body not functioning. An ambulance was dispatched to the patient’s location, and he was taken to a nearby hospital.On my next

  • Assault – Physical

    Assault – Physical0

    Dispatcher Files During a recent day shift, I received an activation from a AAA Response member in Durban on behalf of his employee who had been beaten up by community members to such an extent that he couldn’t walk. I called the victim directly and he advised that he just needed SAPS to come out.

  • Ten things you need to do after a car accident

    Ten things you need to do after a car accident0

    Dispatcher Files STOP – Never drive away from the scene of an accident, even a minor one. PROTECT THE SCENE – You can prevent further accidents by setting up flares, putting out emergency triangles, or keeping your hazards on. CALL THE POLICE – Even if there are no serious injuries, it is a good idea

  • MEDICAL – Breathing Difficulties

    MEDICAL – Breathing Difficulties0

    Dispatcher Files Early one morning I received a call from one of our AAA Response members. He was phoning as his diabetic father could not breathe and was very lethargic. The caller was nervous to take his father to the hospital because they are so full at the moment and he was worried that his

  • Domestic Disturbance

    Domestic Disturbance0

    Dispatcher Files It was on my night shift during the festive season that I received a call from one of our AAA Response members needing SAPS assistance in the Hillcrest area. She reported that a fight had broken out between members of her community and that the two groups had gathered at a fence line,