Category Archives: Ambulance Service

‘When You See An Ambulance On Blue Lights You Assume They Are Going To An Emergency’ | Paramedic

This piece, written by a paramedic, gives an insight into one of the biggest challenges facing the emergency services at the moment; people blatantly wasting their time.  The ‘blog’ was not sent into us by the Paramedic who wrote it.  It was instead sent into us by a colleague who read it and who believed that the general public should

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Paramedics Find A Live Chicken In The Boot Of Crashed Vehicle

I remember finding all sorts of weird things in vehicles which had been involved in accidents during my time on a response team in the Met Police.  But I don’t ever remember finding live animals in the boots of vehicles which had been crashed by their drunk drivers.  But that is precisely what this paramedic and his oppos found over

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Staff Notice Telling Ambulance Crews NOT To Have Hot Drinks In Cabs Is Quickly Removed

While checking out the messages from our fans which have been sent into us over the weekend, one message, in particular, stood out.  Our eyes are always drawn to the messages which are sent into us that include videos or pictures which have been filmed/taken by our followers.  An oppo had taken a picture of a staff notice that had

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The Ultimate ‘WTF’ 999 Call | Anon

One of our intrepid followers sent us the following message on the condition of anonymity. I think that most people will agree that this emergency call definitely comes under the category of ‘wtf’: The message said: “The “wtf” call.  “Obviously need to remain annon.  “Sent to a 999 call from a medical professional (doctor) in a hospital for a member

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‘While At Work On The Big Yellow Taxi Of Convenience, We’ve All Heard The Following Patient Statements’

We found the following DM from an oppo in our inbox. He/she asked us to share his/her thoughts with you all so that you can share some wisdom/advice: ‘While at work on the big yellow taxi of convenience, we’ve all heard the following patient statements. But would the followings responses from crews be deemed acceptable? Or do I need to

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Can Toothache Block Your Airway? Asking For A Mate…

One of our intrepid followers contacted us anonymously with a screenshot of an ’emergency’ call that was sent to them by their control room. The call seemed to suggest that the patient requested a blue-light response from the emergency ambulance service because a toothache was preventing them from breathing. Now, other than some emergency life-saving support training, I have no

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Emergency Ambulance Sent To Woman Who ‘Cannot Stop Eating’ & Who ‘Needs To Go To Hospital’

If you do not work in the ambulance service, yet you sometimes wonder why you hear reports of emergency ambulance crews being sent to calls which appear to be a complete waste of emergency ambulance resources, then this is a prime example of one such call. The source who sent this image into us said: ‘When people say “I couldn’t

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Child Calls 999 To Find Out How To Become A Paramedic

A child has called 999 because they wanted to find out more about how to become a paramedic. Clearly inspired by the fantastic and life-saving work of the ambulance service, the child knew that, by calling 999, then he/she would get through to the emergency services. However, unbeknown to the young child, 999 is for emergencies rather than careers advice!

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Police, Ambulance & Fire Service In Lincoln To ALL Be Based At The Same Station

For the first time, police, ambulance & fire service personnel are ALL going to be based out of the same ‘tri-service’ station. A brand new £20 million station on South Park, Lincolnshire, is now home to 45 firefighters and 72 ambulance staff. Colleagues from Lincolnshire Police will move into the all-singing-all-dancing station this autumn – just in time to start

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