Paramedic Lisa Dempster reveals what it’s like to race to the rescue in a £5m air ambulance helicopter. When the 20,000 people of the Yorkshire Dales dial 999, she’s often the first medic on scene, battling hostile terrain, bad weather and extreme turbulence to reach her patients.
Following the Yorkshire Air Ambulance team as they train to respond to emergencies in the dark, using image intensifying goggles. Paramedic Paul Holmes’s mum told him to eat his carrots to improve his eyesight but now technology means he really can see in pitch darkness.
Flying doctor Andy Pountney reveals the secrets of his high-speed medical career, racing to the rescue of critically injured patients in a 170mph air ambulance helicopter. And Dr Andy has an equally interesting part time job – as a heavy metal music critic and photographer.
Paramedic Al Day reveals the secrets of his life as a 999 crewman working on the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Every day, he flies to the rescue of injured hill walkers, heart attack victims or off road bikers, badly hurt or critically injured in some of the UK’s most rugged landscapes. And there’s no relaxation off duty, when he’s a mountain rescue team volunteer.