RAF Force Protection personnel have been committed to the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) to work as Emergency Medics, providing vital support to the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The EEAS have condensed a six-week training course into five days to allow RAF Police and RAF Regiment from across the Force to be deployed as Emergency Care Support Workers (ECSW). They will crew co-responder cars and man double-staffed ambulances.
RAF Police Corporal James Saunders from No. 1 (Tactical) Police Squadron based at RAF Honington became a volunteer Co-Responder because he wanted to make a difference. He said:
I am very proud to be involved in the frontline fight against COVID-19 pandemic, not only for myself but also as a representative for the Royal Air Force. I endeavour to continue what I am doing to provide support for the NHS during this significant time and uncertain future.
RAF Police and RAF Regiment co-responders will be working primarily within Suffolk and West Norfolk but they can be utilised across the Trust. #InThisTogether