Category Archives: Ambulance Service

Joan Collins Thanks Firefighters After Blaze Broke Out At Her Belgravia Home

Joan Collins has tweeted her thanks to the London Firefighters who came to her aid after a fire broke out at the authors Belgravia home. In a statement released by the London Fire Brigade, a spokesperson said: ‘Sunlight reflecting off a shaving mirror and setting light to a blind is believed to be the cause of a fire which broke

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Suspended Sentence Handed Down To Female Who Attacked Paramedic

A paramedic has recounted how she was left feeling shaken & tearful after she was attacked and verbally abused by a woman who was heavily intoxicated. The paramedic was punched and repeatedly sworn at after attending a 999 call in Derby, in March, this year. Derbyshire Magistrates Court heard how Annette Whelan assaulted the paramedic whilst calling her a ‘b***h’

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Crew Returns To Their Ambulance To Find Cakes Left On Windscreen

Clearly one member of the public felt that an ambulance crew needed ‘feeding up’ after the unknown donor left two cakes on their vehicle. The crew had parked their ambulance outside of a local Tesco’s and promptly nipped into the store in order to get some light refreshments. We have heard that the snacks chosen by the crew consisted of

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‘She Then Reversed Her Car Again And Ran Over My Foot’ | Paramedic | Guest Blog

The following blog was sent into us by a colleague from the thin green line (ambulance service). It highlights the sort of abuse, both physical and verbal, that members of the ambulance service have to face on a daily basis. We are sharing it in the hope that anyone who is minded to abuse a member of an emergency ambulance

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Callous Thieves Steal Paramedics Private Car From Outside Ambulance Station

A paramedic working with the Welsh Ambulance Service had a nasty surprise when she finished her shift yesterday only to find that her car had been stolen. Having spent the night racing from emergency call to emergency call, the newly-qualified paramedic was ready to go home but instead had to deal with the fact that a thief had decided to

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Police Appeal For Help To Catch Ambulance Thieves

Police in Basingstoke have asked for the publics help to track down the indivdual(s) who were responsible for breaking into an ambulance and stealing the personal belongings of a paramedic. A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘An ambulance was responding to an emergency call today in Shakespeare Road Basingstoke between 5pm and 6pm Thursday 4th April. ‘While the paramedics were

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Kind-Hearted Gesture To Paramedic Goes A Long Way

When you serve on the front line of the emergency services, then small gestures of gratitude can often go a long way. These gestures of goodwill from kind-hearted members of the public take many forms. Such as the offer of a free cup of tea or coffee as well as the occasional bag of chips. One Paramedic based with the

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Anger As North West Ambulance Service Targeted For The FOURTH Time By Youths With Rocks

North West Ambulance Service had another one of its emergency ambulances targeted by mindless vandals today (4th April), the forth time in the space of only five weeks. A tweet shared on the @NWAmbulance twitter page said: “Again, really!? “After 3 incidents in March, another ambulance window has been smashed last night with an object thrown at the moving vehicle

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‘If You Fell In A Puddle Would You Call A Lifeguard?’ | Anonymous Guest Blog

We received the following short blog from a reader who has asked to remain anonymous. It was written by the person who sent it into us in order to try and help dispell some of the ‘myths’ surrounding the public perception of the ambulance service. As the unofficial voice of the men and women serving on the front line of

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Hospital Trust Awards £14 Million Contract To Replace VOLUNTEER ‘Blood Bikers’ Service

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust have awarded a £14 million transport contract to a private company for a service that was being provided free of charge by Coventry and Warwickshire Blood Bikes. The private contract, awarded to QE Facilities, now means that volunteer blood bikers covering the same geographical area as will be covered under the new multi-million-pound private

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