East of England Ambulance Service paramedic goes national

Friday, 03 February, 2012

A Stevenage based paramedic was recently put in front of the camera to discuss the up and coming Queens Diamond Jubilee Medals being issued to emergency service staff throughout the country.

Sky New reporters and a camera crew descended on Stevenage ambulance station to speak to rapid response paramedic Sandy Swann about how she feels receiving the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal next month. On her television debut, Sandy said: "When the Golden Jubilee medals came out in 2002 I had only been in the service approximately three years which meant I wasn't eligible to receive one but now I am in my thirteenth year which entitles me to receive the Diamond medal which I am very honoured."

The medals will also be handed out to the emergency services personnel, prison staff, police community support officers who have served at least five years by February 6. A total of 450,000 medals are being given out. The first of the medals will be awarded from February 6, 60 years to the day since Princess Elizabeth became Queen.

To see Sandy's interview, please follow the link to the interview on Sky News

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