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Why I chose to be a paramedic - Listen to Herpreet's story.

Roles and responsibilities

Paramedics provide an emergency response and specialist treatment to those in potentially life threatening situations, this might be anything ranging from attending road traffic accidents, dealing with heart attacks, strokes and other serious conditions as well minor illnesses and injuries.

Herpreet's story

My interest in being a paramedic started when my flatmate had a seizure. We knew the ambulance was on its way, but it felt like ages. I honestly thought we were going to lose her.

When she started breathing, there was a massive rush of relief. That’s when I decided to become a paramedic. I like the idea of being the person who, in the middle of panic, restores order.

On my course I’ve gone from working in a hospital to being in an ambulance in the middle of the road, not knowing what you’re going to get next.

I’m not going to lie – it is challenging. But you are given the training you need to do the job.

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