Entries by Joe Heneghan

STOP THE BLEED: More Lives Could Be Saved If Public Received Trauma Response Training

Safeguard Medical is calling for the introduction of life-saving bleed kits across the UK and offering over 500 places on FREE bleed control training sessions for UK public, following the news that 87% of emergency responders say they believe more lives could be saved if the public were to receive basic trauma response training. In a recent survey […]

National Fitness and Wellness Charity Challenge Launched to Support Emergency Services

Emergency services teams and those that support the blue light community are being encouraged to register to take part in a month-long fitness and wellbeing charity challenge to raise money for four emergency services charities. The Blue Light Get Active Challenge has been launched by national charities The Fire Fighters Charity, The Air Ambulance Service, The Ambulance Staff Charity and Police […]

MDA’s New Paramedics: Father and Son

Itzik (53) and Amir Amzaleg (25), a father and son, where recently involved in a special and extraordinary occasion when they both took the stage at the graduation ceremony of MDA’s paramedics course and received their certifications. Afterwards, they went out for their first shift together on a MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit). In 1981, […]

Colleague Turns Life-Saver After Choking Incident

A Welsh Ambulance Service paramedic has been left feeling “eternally grateful” to the colleague who saved his life when he choked on his dinner. And what’s more, Gareth Jones, of Tenby, wasn’t even supposed to be working with his saviour, paramedic Hayley Bennett that day. Gareth, 42, and based at Tenby station was part way […]

Armed Forces Week: “Thank You for Your Service”, Says Welsh Ambulance Service

The Welsh Ambulance Service is celebrating its service men and women past and present for Armed Forces Week (21-27 June). Dozens of veterans work across the organisation having served in the Armed Forces, and are supported by a growing number of reservists. More than 200 British Army soldiers also assisted the Trust’s COVID-19 effort by driving and […]