There are a number of ways you can get involved and make a positive contribution to your local ambulance service
True involvement of local communities is the ethos that underpins everything we do at East Midlands Ambulance Service, and we welcome and value your input in helping us to achieve this aim.
We actively seek to involve patients and the public (and those who represent them) in our decision making, ensuring that we engage with Health Scrutiny Committees and community and patient representative groups so that our services reflect local need. Click here to find out more.
Join us our journey to becoming an NHS Foundation Trust
We have started a journey to becoming an NHS Foundation Trust and we would really like you to join us.
We want to involve you, the people we serve, on our journey to improving ambulance services in the East Midlands.
To do this we need you to become a member of our Trust.
By becoming a member of our Trust you will have the opportunity to get involved in the decisions we make and to influence the way in which we plan and develop our services. Members can work with us to inform us of their needs and of the services our local communities would like us to deliver. Click here to find out more.
Become a Community First Responder
And more than 400 of you have already been recruited and trained throughout the East Midlands as Community First Responders to provide immediate first aid care to patients while an ambulance is on its way.
These volunteer lifesavers work with us to respond to critical medical emergencies and are trained to use lifesaving defibrillators should a person suffer a heart attack.
The Community First Responders provide a vital life-saving link between the patient and the arrival of paramedics on the scene. Click here to find out more.
Ambulance Heritage Society
EMAS is proud to support the work of the Ambulance Heritage Society which is made up of a team of volunteers - many of whom are retired or serving ambulance personnel along with craftsmen and enthusiasts.
They are dedicated to preserving the history, heritage and indeed the memory of the Ambulance Service worldwide - vehicles, equipment , uniforms , techniques and the evolution of clinical skills throughout the years.
They attend many public displays and shows throughout the year, as well as providing vehicles and equipment for TV and Film productions nationwide.
Whatever your voluntary involvement or interest with EMAS, we thank you for your generous contribution and commitment to the team.
Together we can make a difference.