There are a number of ways you can get involved with your local ambulance service.
Get involved with our community projects and events
We run a wide-ranging public education programme which aims to increase understanding of our work, how people should use the 999 service and what they should do in a medical emergency.
How we get involved with schools and public education
The public education team coordinate special events, including road safety initiative sessions, knife crime awareness, junior citizen schemes and school visits.
Become a volunteer medic in your community
You can help your local ambulance service by becoming an ambulance community responder. You will be trained to attend emergency calls in your local area and provide first aid to patients until an ambulance arrives.
Learn to save a life
Have you ever thought about learning how to save someone’s life? Would you know what to do if someone suffered a cardiac arrest, heart attack or was choking?
When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the heart stops, blood is no longer being pumped around their body and they are clinically dead. The longer they go without emergency life-support, the harder it is to restart their heart.
A defibrillator is a machine used to give an electric shock to restart a patient’s heart when they are in cardiac arrest.
The London Ambulance Service’s Defibrillator Accreditation Scheme offers you formal guidance and support in buying, storing and using a defibrillator, which is safe and easy to use.
For organisations with a defibrillator, we offer emergency life support training: which includes familiarisation on defibrillators to help build confidence on using them as well as the signs and symptoms of heart attacks, how to do chest compressions, what to do when someone is choking and more.
For further information on this training, please email [email protected].
Work for us
If you want a job that really makes a difference to people’s lives, why not come and work with us. As well as roles directly related to caring for patients, we employ people in a range of support departments that play a key part in making sure we can respond to anyone needing our help 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.