Teaching the next generation how to use 999

Paul Davis school visit

Emergency Care Practitioner Paul Davis met pupils from Little Gaddesden Church of England Primary School in Berkhamstead last week to teach them more about the service.

Paul showed 16 children around an ambulance and talked them through what happens when you call 999, and how we treat different problems like broken bones.

He was joined by wife Karen, who is a nurse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and also covered what happens when you get to hospital and what a nurse does. 

Speaking at the session, some of the children commented: “I liked it when Paul put the lights and siren on”, “The ambulance comes to help you if it’s an emergency, it drives very fast” and “If you’re very poorly you go in the stretcher, if you’re not very poorly you sit in the chair.”

Class teacher Amy Miles said: “The children loved their visit from Paul and learned a lot about the important job the ambulance service does. They were so excited about seeing inside the ambulance and seeing the blue lights and hearing the siren.”

Paul, who works in Hemel Hempstead, added: “It was really nice to meet the children. They were really interested in what we do, and hopefully it will reinforce their understanding of what they can do in an emergency.”

Pubilshed 21st May 2015 

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