Long service award as Graham chalks up 35 years at St John

Paramedic Tutor Graham Le Maitre is the recipient of a long service award from St John after completing 35 years with the Ambulance and Rescue Service.

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Graham originally joined as an eight year old volunteer where his training and success in St John competitions served him well before he subsequently started his career with the ambulance service in 1981.

In 1989, Graham became an Ambulance Instructor and three years later completed his paramedic training at the regional Ambulance Training College in Wiltshire, becoming only the second person to attain paramedic status in Guernsey. For the past 11 years, he has been working for St John as a Paramedic Tutor, is an Advanced Life Support Instructor for the Resuscitation Council, regularly assisting on courses run by the HSC and has recently become a Safer People Handling Instructor.

Jon Beausire, Chief Officer, Emergency Ambulance Service, said Graham was a deserving recipient of the award.

‘Graham’s enthusiasm and enjoyment when passing on his knowledge and experience has seen him teach not only numerous ambulance service colleagues – some of whom were not even born when he started – but also other health care professionals and members of the public,’ he said.

The Chairman of St John Emergency Ambulance Service presented Graham with an engraved glass plaque and certificate in recognition of this long service.