North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Dad and daughter duo Brian and Yasmin have been responding together on overtime shifts during the COVID-19 national emergency.
Brian joined NWAS as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) back in 2009 after being inspired by the treatment his father received.
Brian has since qualified as a paramedic, and 24-year-old Yasmin has followed in his footsteps by joining the trust too and has been undertaking an emergency medical technician apprenticeship since last year – due to complete this very soon.
With mum, Angela also having worked for NWAS for several years and now training to be a paramedic, Yasmin always knew she wanted to work in healthcare and was inspired by her parents to join the trust.
“My mum has inspired us both to do this job, never to give up and that you can work your way up. That’s what we hope to do.”
Yasmin’s message to the public:
“Please stay at home unless it’s for something essential.
“Please only ring for an ambulance if you really need to and keep up to date with the guidance available from the government.
“Hang in there, be nice to each other and stay safe!”
NWAS has been celebrating its staff under their ‘#TeamNWAS Superstars’ campaign.
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