Meet Paramedic, Abi.
Abi joined her local NHS Ambulance Trust in 2007 as a 999 call handler. Three years later she transitioned into the world of pre-hospital care securing a position as an Emergency Care Support Worker on the frontline with the trust. She later completed her Paramedic training, graduating from the University of Greenwich in 2015 and continued to provide pre-hospital emergency care on the frontline, spending a lot of her time on a Solo Response Vehicle (SRV).
Shortly after, she moved onto the Specialist Operations Response Team (SORT) car, receiving specialist training from the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) in Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attacks (MTFA), Waterside Rescue and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents. During this time, she also worked closely with the Police on the Joint-Response Unit (JRU), attending incidents that require both Police and Ambulance staff.
In 2019, she completed her Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Trauma Sciences with Queen Mary University of London.
In 2020, she felt the time had come to leave the NHS Ambulance Trust to focus her time as a freelance Paramedic, providing medical cover to events and festivals around the country. She frequently works alongside fellow SIMCAS Paramedic John Carbine with Kodiak Medical Services as well as working for Netflix most recently.
What’s Abi doing when she’s not working? She spends a lot of her time in the gym working on her fitness or in the kitchen baking up some delicious goods for her colleagues, although she claims she doesn’t eat them herself!
Abi currently looks after our fundraising at SIMCAS and hopes to incorporate the next craziest fitness challenge into a fundraising event.