Frankie Middleton has been presented with a Long Service Award after 15 years with the ambulance service.
After a carer in the army, former soldier Frankie joined the service on 5th January 2004 as an Ambulance Care Assistant with the Patient Transport Service. Later that year she attended the Southern Ambulance College in Chippenham and completed the Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Driving training courses.
In addition to her clinical role, Frankie has regularly taken part in the annual Schools Safety Calling Challenge Initiative, teaching first aid to children. She also represents the service visiting Primary Schools, to give young children a chance to experience being in the back of an ambulance and teaching the children how to make an emergency call.
Frankie is a member of the Emergency Ambulance Service Colour Party and has represented the service at numerous parades including the annual Remembrance Day, Liberation Day and Battle of Britain Parades. In November 2017 she was chosen to represent the St John Emergency Ambulance Service at the national Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Frankie’s line manager recently reported that “Frankie maintains a very high standard of presentation, her conduct whilst on duty is exceptional which in turn encourages others around her to aspire to these high standards”.
Frankie was presented with the Long Service Award by Steve Le Page, Chairman of the Board and Chief Officer Ali Marquis.