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 Regiment Flight Sergeant Clifford from Force Protection Training Flight at RAF Marham has been a volunteer co-responder for three years. He said:
“I am very happy and proud to part of the response; this is what we volunteered for when we joined the Co-response scheme. With the additional skills we have been trained in over the past week we are now more of an asset to the NHS as a clinicians and emergency response drivers”
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