Crew

Fred Thompson - HEMS Paramedic

Fred Thompson - HEMS Paramedic

Role: HEMS Paramedic

When did you join Wiltshire Air Ambulance? June 2015

What is your background/training: I’m now into my 17th year as a paramedic. I initially started my medical training within the RAMC Corps and became an Airborne Medic. This allowed myself to see and deliver medical care in various countries and harsh environments.

During my medical career, I worked within Fire Service, Urban Search and Rescue teams and within private healthcare. Within the NHS I’ve done a number of operational roles including several managerial positions and now looking forward to my new role within the WAA HEMS team.

What do you love most about your job? I like the fact that every incident is different and no two days are the same. Greatest pleasure is supporting our colleagues and making a positive impact and delivering excellent patient care.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: Well I was considered too small to play rugby, though I've gone on to win some leagues and cups including playing at Brigade level within RAMC.  I also took part in a National Reality TV series several years ago.