Video: community engagement with the 999s

Students paramedics Robert Hubbard and Emily Fitch swapped the ambulance station for the police station when they took part in the popular Bedfordshire Police open day at the weekend.

The pair set up an ambulance and a range of training equipment at the police headquarters in Kempston, and spent the busy Saturday teaching more than 1,000 people of all ages some life-saving skills and the role of the ambulance service.

Robert said: "It was a really busy day! We taught the importance of early 999 calls, early CPR and early defibrillation. People were amazed at just how simple the AEDs are to use! Hundreds more people now have the lifesaving skills in their communities (and hopefully we've inspired more youngsters into the ambulance profession."

You can watch a video of their day here on our You Tube channel:

Meanwhile over in Essex on Sunday, ECP Stuart Woolley popped into the Maldon fire station open day to meet and greet visitors there. As well as the 999s, the HM Coastguard attended and so it was a great opportunity to show the community how closely everyone workds together. Thanks for stopping by, Stuart!

Published 10th September, 2016

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