31 May 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers – including our volunteer responders – have played a huge role in helping us give Londoners the care they need.
Our volunteer responders include Emergency Responders (ERs) and Community First Responders (CFRs).
ERs are London Ambulance Service trained volunteers who respond to the most serious 999 calls in Service uniform and in our liveried vehicles, on blue lights and sirens.
CFRs are volunteers trained by St John Ambulance and LAS and are dispatched by our control rooms to respond from their home, work or elsewhere in the community to patients in their local area to give first aid and care prior to the arrival of LAS clinicians.
22 May 2020
London Ambulance Service paramedic Jack Binder and his brother Tom Binder, a London Fire Brigade Leading Firefighter, have been working together responding in an ambulance as part of a new blue light partnership to help boost the ambulance service’s response to COVID-19.
19 May 2020
More than 160 London Ambulance Service medics, emergency call handlers, logistical teams and support staff have been separated from their families for more than a month during the coronavirus epidemic.
18 May 2020
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020), the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) with the support of UK ambulance services – including London Ambulance Service – has released a video of ambulance staff discussing their experiences with their mental health.
7 May 2020
It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Ben Woodhart, who has died suddenly and unexpectedly.