Europcar Mobility Group UK has supplied 61 rental vehicles to MOD paramedics who have been drafted in to support South Central Ambulance Service’s emergency calls.
The economy-sized vehicles are being used to enable paramedics to move between their barracks and South Central’s assigned ambulance centres.
Within 48hrs of receiving the call, Europcar had supplied the first 32 vehicles, working with Major Emma Allen and Major James Allen, South Central Ambulance Service military liaison officers.
The additional 29 cars were supplied over the weekend, with the help of four different Europcar stations.
The supply of the vehicles follows the launch of Europcar’s ‘Together’ programme, developed to bring essential support across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, including in the UK.
Nicola Dunbar, head of operations, community engagement & training, South Central Ambulance Service, said: “Having seen the announcement of Europcar’s ‘Together’ campaign in the media, I got in touch because I needed access to vehicles quickly. Thanks to Europcar we have managed to get additional resources in place for the anticipated increase in demand for these services.”
The vehicles will be required for the next three months, with Europcar ready to supply more, if and when required.
Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar Mobility Group UK, commented: “We are proud that through our Together programme, our rental vehicles are enabling emergency services to continue operating across the country.”