Category Archives: Ambulance Service

Patient Who Assaulted Emergency Ambulance Crew Convicted

A man who groped a medic who was helping to treat him for a head injury has been found guilty of sexual assault. Sabeh Shalmair was placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years, ordered to do 120 hours of community service, and given a £250 fine. Emergency Ambulance Crew medic Lizzie Smith, 25, and a colleague were called

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Calling All 999 Call Handlers (Past and Present)

Are you a call handler for the Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue Service or Coastguard? Or were you once-upon-a-time an emergency services call handler? Emma Jones, a Producer from a TV Company called Electric Ray, is looking to speak to as many people as possible to try to fully understand the role of a call handler and the process a

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11 People To Face Court After 300+ Defibrillators Stolen During Theft Campaign Which Targeted Emergency Ambulances

A group of people from Kent face multiple conspiracy charges after ambulances and buildings were targeted in East Kent, and surrounding counties and medical equipment were stolen. More than 300 defibrillators along with drugs and other equipment were taken between September 2016 and August 2017 in towns including Thanet, Herne Bay, Ashford, Northfleet, Chatham and the Isle of Sheppey. Detectives from

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Shocking Statistics Reveal 346 Attacks On LAS Staff, 5606 Attacks On Met Officers And 91 Attacks On The LFB In The Last Year

Figures released today show the scale of the verbal and physical violence directed at emergency services staff in the Capital.  So far this year, 346 physical attacks have been recorded against ambulance crews in the Capital – around ten a week.  There were 499 cases of threats and verbal abuse aimed at medics and 999 and 111-call handlers over the

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance In Terrifying ‘Near-Miss’ Incident With Drone

Yorkshires Air Ambulance has confirmed that it was involved in a ‘near-miss’ incident with a drone.  In a statement, a spokesperson for the charity said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) can confirm that on 11.09.19, en route back to their Nostell Air Support Unit from completing a mission the crew of HM98 (G-YAAC) were subject to a near-miss with a

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Brave Paramedics Commended After Tackling Male Who Was Armed With A Knife

Two brave paramedics went “above and beyond” the call of duty when an armed man appeared in a patient’s living room whilst they were giving treatment to the male. The patient, John Wilson, 64, was having his blood pressure checked in his Brambles Farm home when his daughter suddenly heard noises coming from outside the address. A gang of men

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West Midlands Ambulances Service Wins ‘Gold’ In Armed Forces Employer Scheme

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has been recognised for the support it shows to the armed forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. Issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Gold Award represents the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans, and their families. As part of

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Male Who Attacked Paramedics And Nurse Loses Appeal Against His Sentence

A drunk male who was found with a head injury assaulted a paramedic as he told her he wanted to ‘have sex with her’. William Dykins Griffiths, 62 was found in the street by medics in Holywell , bleeding from his head. When Griffiths was put in the back of the ambulance, he grabbed the female medic by the wrists and said

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Two Dead & Two Ambulance Staff Injured After Collision In Ross On Wye

Two people have died, and two ambulance staff have been injured following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire yesterday morning (25th August). An ambulance crew from West Midlands Ambulance Service was involved in a road traffic collision with a car on the A49 near to the junction of the A4137 just outside of Ross on Wye, Herefordshire at 6.11am (Sunday).

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Ambulance Station Targeted By Vandals

North West Ambulance Service has once again been targetted by vandals. On two separate occasions, yobs have attempted to enter the property in Langdale Road, breaking the window of an ambulance amongst other damage. As yet, nobody has been arrested by the police in connection with the incidents. Emergency ambulances from the station have previously been relocated to a new

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