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  • Why should I become a paramedic? - Duration: 46 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 67 views
    There are a million and one reasons why people become a paramedic. Here's why our staff think being a paramedic is the #bestjobintheworld #paramedicdiversity #goforit
  • What made you become a paramedic? - Duration: 65 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 63 views
    Whether it's influence from a family member; you want to help others - we all have our reasons for wanting to do our job. Here's why some of our paramedics joined the service: #bestjobintheworld #p...
  • Should I apply to be a paramedic? - Duration: 47 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 40 views
    We are always looking for existing and graduate paramedics to ensure we have the best workforce we possible. If you have an interest in a job that brings variety and you have a caring attitude, th...
  • What qualities do you need to be a paramedic? - Duration: 36 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 32 views
    Anyone who tells you that being a paramedic is an 'easy' job clearly hasn't done it. We look for certain key qualities to make sure that our patients receive the highest quality care: #paramedicdiv...
  • How hard is training - Duration: 59 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 29 views
    Entering a new career can be daunting. As a paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service, you will get lots of support from tutors and colleagues alike: #bestjobintheworld #paramedicdiversity #go...
  • Career prospects for paramedics - Duration: 59 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 24 views
    Knowing you have future development opportunities in your job is important to most of us. Here are the thoughts of some of our staff about the #bestjobintheworld #paramedicdiversity #ambulance #gof...
  • What do family and friends think of you becoming a paramedic - Duration: 53 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 42 views
    We all care about what our friends and family think of us. Often our job is one of the most important issues that we discuss with our loved ones. It was certainly something these staff considered w...
  • Become a BME Paramedic with WMAS - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 1,100 views
    Are you a paramedic or training to be a paramedic and come from a Black Minority Ethnic community? If so, we want to hear from you. The 2016 NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard shows that patient...
  • Student Paramedic Application - Hints and Tips - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 199 views
    West Midlands Ambulance Service Recruitment Manager Louise Harris offers advice to those thinking of applying to join the service as a Student Paramedic.
  • WMAS Advent Calendar 2016 - Outtakes 3 - Duration: 76 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 100 views
    Keeping your composure and remembering your lines are key when you're being filmed...something our staff had a little bit of trouble with at times whilst filming this year's advent calendar videos....
  • WMAS Advent Calendar 2016 - Outtakes 2 - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 47 views
    It took some of our staff a little longer to perfect their lines for their advent calendar slot than others....Merry Christmas!
  • WMAS Advent Calendar 2016 - Outtakes 1 - Duration: 58 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 94 views
    As it's Christmas, we thought we'd treat you to something you could have a giggle at! Cool, calm and collected staff during the filming of our advent calendar videos.
  • 24th December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 19 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 145 views
    Simon and Melanie from Erdington want you to enjoy the festive period but they ask that you drink responsibly, look after each other on a night out & have a safe way of getting home.
  • 23rd December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 25 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 70 views
    Clinical Team Mentor Andy from Hereford knows where his nearest defib is......on his ambulance! Find out where your nearest defib is in your local community so that you're prepared to help save a l...
  • 22nd December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 11 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 131 views
    HELLO! Do you really want the flu over Christmas and New Year? Didn't think so. Be a flu fighter like our staff from Coventry Patient Transport Services and get vaccinated.
  • 21st December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 76 views
    In order to get you the correct help as quickly as possible, it is essential you stay calm and listen to the questions you are asked when calling 999 - that's the message from Emma behind door 21 o...
  • 20th December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 12 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 178 views
    Lots of our staff, including Lucille and Liz from Warwick, will give up time with their families this Christmas to keep you safe - so please don't abuse them when all they are trying to do is help.
  • 19th December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 19 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 76 views
    Time to open another door of our WMAS Advent Calendar and waiting behind today's window is Tony, a Technician based in Stoke. His Christmas wish is for people to use the 999 service wisely - only c...
  • 18th December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 21 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 84 views
    When we open today's advent window we find the crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance in Staffordshire, Kat, Chris and Ian. Too often they see the outcomes of people who choose to drink and drive, and ...
  • 17th December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 17 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 84 views
    Waiting behind #wmasadvent door 17 is Ambulance Fleet Assistant Chris from Erdington. He is looking forward to starting his student paramedic course in 2017 and is encouraging anyone who fancies a ...
  • 16th December 2016 - WMAS Advent - Duration: 14 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 117 views
    Hiding behind today's advent door is management duo Paul and Tony who are clearly in the Christmas spirit. Whilst their outfits are a bit of fun, their message is a very serious one - if you're goi...
  • 15th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 16 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 80 views
    What is the best gift you could give this Christmas? CFR Richard Lawton, who is behind today's advent window, explains it is the gift of life.
  • 14th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 14 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 90 views
    Worcester Paramedic Silas Earl is lurking behind today's advent door, highlighting the importance of getting your flu jab to keep yourself and your family fit and healthy this Christmas.
  • 12th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 261 views
    We're here to help, please don't abuse us. That's the message from our festive foursome at Shrewsbury hub in today's advent video. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to people abusing ou...
  • 11th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 22 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 197 views
    Another star of the latest TV programme about WMAS called 'Inside the Ambulance' is behind door number 11....It's Loz Horobin, Clinical Team Mentor from Willenhall hub! Do you really need an ambula...
  • 10th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 15 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 208 views
    Springing out of door number 10 of our advent calendar is none other than Erdington Paramedic and selfie obsessed corporate tweeter Rob Moore. Have a Merry Christmas....but not too merry that you e...
  • 13th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 15 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 112 views
    A reassuring message waiting behind today's advent door from Ainsley Cunningham who works in our Emergency Operations Centre. He is reassuring members of the public that answering the questions ask...
  • 9th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 15 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 151 views
    Today's advent message is from Student Paramedic Claire Attenborough who absolutely loves her job! She's encouraging anyone looking for a new career to join West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2017.
  • 8th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 17 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 123 views
    Getting into the Christmas spirit behind today's advent calendar door is one of our control room dispatchers & corporate tweeter Jo Bird.....complete with reindeer antlers of course! Her message is...
  • 7th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 176 views
    If you've been watching our new documentary called 'Inside the Ambulance', you may recognise the person behind today's advent door! He's a Clinical Team Mentor from Willenhall hub and his name is D...
  • 6th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 12 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 163 views
    We've got a real treat for you behind today's advent...not one, not two, not three but FIVE paramedics from our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). Their message? Get a flu jab before flu gets you!
  • 5th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 15 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 193 views
    We can't offer chocolates behind our advent doors, but we do have our fantastic staff to show off. Today is the turn of Dudley Paramedic Natalie who has some excellent advice on staying safe whilst...
  • 4th December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 15 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 262 views
    Time to open another advent window and waiting for us today is Paramedic Manoj. His Christmas wish is for staff to be respected this Christmas....not abused.
  • 3rd December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 19 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 284 views
    Who is waiting behind door number three of the 2016 WMAS Advent Calendar? It is Hospital Ambulance Liaison Officer Liam with advice on alternative pathways and whether you really need to call 999.
  • 2nd December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 15 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 300 views
    Day number two of the WMAS Advent Calendar....who is waiting behind today's door? It is Paddy, Steph and Jaqueline with some safety advice whilst out on the roads this Christmas.
  • 1st December 2016 - WMAS Advent Calendar - Duration: 12 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 271 views
    The wait is over! It's time to open our Advent Calendar and who's behind door number one? It's Ollie from Dudley with a message about becoming a student paramedic in 2017.
  • Advice on how to treat a burn - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 135 views
    Some useful self-care advice from our paramedics if you, or someone you know, suffers a burn.
  • Bonfires and Fireworks - Stay Safe! - Duration: 22 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 55 views
    If you're heading to a bonfire or fireworks display this Guy Fawkes, please be safe to avoid needing our help!
  • Darker Nights - be safe and be seen - Duration: 59 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 112 views
    With the clocks going back on Sunday morning - West Midlands Ambulance Service is campaigning for people to safe during the darker nights by making sure you, as well as your house, can be seen.
  • Lloyd Saves a Life - CPR - Duration: 72 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 776 views
    If our turtle, Lloyd, can do CPR then there's nothing stopping you from having a go! If someone's heart stops beating, they're in cardiac arrest and need help fast! Call 999, start CPR and, if ther...
  • Do You Know How To Use A Defib? - Duration: 21 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 91 views
    This Shoctober, we are urging as many people as possible to track down their nearest defibrillator. Once you've found - do you know how to use it? As this video explains, it couldn't be easier!
  • We've got a defibrillator, have you? - Duration: 49 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 68 views
    Life-saving defibrillators can be in all sorts of places.....from a telephone box to a butchers! This Shoctober we're encouraging people to find there nearest defibrillator in their local community...
  • Appreciate your ambulance service 3 - Duration: 52 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,608 views
    Appreciate your ambulance service. This is one New Year’s resolution the ambulance service would like you to keep...not just for 2016, but for life. Listen to these examples of inappropriate 999 ca...
  • Appreciate your ambulance service 2 - Duration: 66 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 9,492 views
    Appreciate your ambulance service. This is one New Year’s resolution the ambulance service would like you to keep...not just for 2016, but for life. Listen to these examples of inappropriate 999 ca...
  • Appreciate your ambulance service 1 - Duration: 64 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,799 views
    Appreciate your ambulance service. This is one New Year’s resolution the ambulance service would like you to keep...not just for 2016, but for life. Listen to these examples of inappropriate 999 ca...
  • Having a great night is one thing - but can you remember it? 6 - Duration: 18 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 59 views
    Top tips from West Midlands Ambulance Service to make sure your Christmas party is a memorable one - for all the right reasons.
  • Having a great night is one thing - but can you remember it? 5 - Duration: 14 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 40 views
    Top tips from West Midlands Ambulance Service to make sure your Christmas party is a memorable one - for all the right reasons.
  • Having a great night is one thing - but can you remember it? 3 - Duration: 20 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 29 views
    Top tips from West Midlands Ambulance Service to make sure your Christmas party is a memorable one - for all the right reasons.
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