Friday 7th November 2014 – 3.55pm – Chris Kowalik.
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An awards ceremony has been held to honour members of the public from across the West Midlands region who have gone beyond the call of duty to help save lives and support the work of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s 4,500 staff.
The event, sponsored by Cardiac Science and Ferno UK at Walsall Football Club on Thursday 6th November recognised the efforts of Community First Responders, St John Ambulance, other emergency services and other voluntary organisations, businesses and individuals.
Addressing the audience, West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive Anthony Marsh said: “This is your night. It’s a night to celebrate everything that you do to support our organisation. It’s not by accident that the West Midlands Ambulance Service is the best performing ambulance service in our country. We are the only ambulance service that is achieving every single key national target. Not only that, we are the best performing in each one of those key national targets. That doesn’t happen by accident. It takes a huge amount of hard work from everybody whether you are volunteer, a member of staff in our service, control room staff, support services or indeed all of those individuals who support our organisation. I am personally really, really proud of everything that you do. You are a fantastic inspiration to all of us and to our communities.
Presenting some of the awards Dr. Tim Watts, the High Sheriff of the West Midlands said: “There are so many people that I meet, being High Sheriff, that give so much of their time, so much energy to our community and you are an outstanding example of that. I am very proud of you all. I have heard stories of how your CPR and your defibrillators have worked and saved lives, even those who have been here to attest to it. Those of you that man the 999 services that give your help in support of the ambulance service, you must be truly proud of what you do as, indeed, I am of you.”
Above: Stuart Grainger Above: Birmingham City Centre Treatment Unit
Volunteer of the Year Team of the Year
A list of the award recipients and their citations can be found here: