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Respected and admired Lincolnshire paramedic retires

One of our paramedics in Lincolnshire has begun his well-earned retirement after 34 years’ of saving lives on the 999 frontline.

John Cannon, 64, who lives in Louth, joined the ambulance service when he was 30-years-old. He transitioned from a career in accounting.

Unlike the weeks of intensive training and university courses that our frontline colleagues experience now, John did a few weeks of initial training in Leicestershire followed by a two-week driving course, before he was thrown into the action.

The Big Three


Together with our staff and stakeholders we created ‘The Big 3: Respond | Develop | Collaborate’, to summarise EMAS’ vision, strategic objectives and values.

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New calls process for GPs and HCPs

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The way we manage calls from GPs and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) requesting an ambulance changed from Tuesday 1 October 2019. Find out more.

About EMAS

East Midlands Ambulance Service provides emergency 999 care and telephone clinical assessment services for a population of 4.8 million people.

On average we receive a new 999 call every 40 seconds (1,026,249 emergency and urgent calls received during 2018/2019).

In an emergency call 999. If it's not an emergency but you still need medical help, call telephone number 111.

EMAS is an equal opportunities employer. Each year we publish Modern Slavery Act and Gender Pay Gap statements.