Crewmates reach 28 year milestone

DURING 28 years as crewmates two ambulance staff have saved dozens of lives, delivered more than 40 babies and survived several animal attacks. Steve Redburn from Sidcup and Tony West from Croydon joined London Ambulance Service in 1986 and 1987 respectively before becoming crewmates in 1990.  “When we joined we didn’t have defibrillators and we couldn’t give out aspirins,” said Steve, 54. “Getting blood pressures is about all we could do, along with basic first aid and splinting skills. It was also quite a physical job, with a lot of lifting involved and no motorised tail lifts on the vehicles.”
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