Primary schoolchildren in Telford have been taught about the importance of calling 999 appropriately.
Paramedic Edd Davis visited Donnington Wood Infant School on Monday 3rd February.
The visit was part of a voluntary countywide education drive which also involves practising some first aid, dressing wounds and looking around an ambulance.
Listen here to Edd teaching the children about when and when not to call 999:
The children also learnt how to apply bandages. Their patient was teaching assistant Mrs. Elmsore:
One of the aims of the school visits is to ensure young children aren’t frightened by the presence of an ambulance or a uniformed crew in the event of a real emergency. The children were taken outside to look in the ambulance and listen to its sirens. But could the children make a siren noise louder than the ambulance?
Edd said: “It is important for children to meet us in uniform, see the things we do, the equipment we use and have a look around the ambulance so they don’t feel scared if we have to help them in a real emergency. It is also important to teach them when and when not to call 999.”
If you know of a school in Shropshire that would like to be visited, contact Edd on 07816 247 681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org