FE Member PC Emma Smith and her team bolster frontline care by training ambulance drivers

Report by Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police are helping to bolster frontline care by providing specialist driver training to the East of England Ambulance Service.

More than 130 student paramedics, community first responders, military personnel and other new recruits at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) are receiving specialist driver training from blue light colleagues to help them support the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. The training is due to last six weeks and is already taking place.

EEAST is working with police forces and fire services across the region to organise short-notice training courses to give people the skills they need to drive urgent tier and non-emergency patient transport service vehicles.

"So proud of my team providing this training in these challenging times. We will train over 130 drivers over 6 weeks, with 2 weeks almost completed already. This is what being part of Team Blue Lights is all about 💙 💙" said Emma.

"We are super proud of all our members and at this time, we hope they all stay safe and well. They do a sterling job alongside their colleagues and we salute them all, we done Emma" said Founder, Debi Heath French.

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