We’ve launched a fun and educational campaign for youngsters called ‘Little Lifesavers’ to teach children about the ambulance service.
This campaign encourages young children to become a ‘Little Lifesaver’ by learning lifesaving skills such as, how to make an emergency 999 call, what kind of situation is an emergency, how to perform CPR and how to place someone in the recovery position as well as a virtual tour of an ambulance. Little Lifesavers features videos from West Midlands Ambulance service staff and a fun activity book.
Making a 999 call can be a high pressured and stressful situation for many of us, but it is particularly important that children know how to make a 999 call, in addition knowing what kind of situation warrants a call to the emergency services. The Little Lifesavers campaign includes a video from a team of West Midlands Ambulance Service Call Assessors running through how to make a 999 call and an example of how a call might sound.
Throughout the pandemic, activities such as in-school visits haven’t been possible but that doesn’t mean children should miss out on learning vital life skills. The virtual tour of an ambulance will allow children to virtually jump on board the ambulance with a paramedic and learn about the equipment kept on board and how it is used.
Virtual tour of an ambulance:
How to make a 999 call –
How to put someone in the recovery position:
How to do CPR: