East Midlands Ambulance Service in Channel 4 documentary

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The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will feature in a Channel 4 documentary airing on Monday.

The programme 999: What’s Your Emergency begins at 9pm and follows incidents from the moment the time the 999 calls are received to when ambulances are dispatched and the crew arrive on the scene. But it also explorer why call were made and finds out what happens after the medics left.

Each episode in the six part series is themed starting with Young People, Alcohol, Mental Health, Life and Death, Older people and Birth and Childhood.

In the first episode ‘Young People’, Glenn Radford and Isabel Langon are called to help a student who has taken an overdose of anti-depressants and has drunk hair bleach.

Glenn Radford, Nottinghamshire paramedic said: “I genuinely hope the series shows people the very varied, strange, emotional and exciting job that my colleagues and I do. I hope they now see the fantastic people who continually do an excellent job in what is often very challenging circumstances.”

Last year, Channel 4’s first series of 999: What’s Your Emergency? followed the police, fire and ambulance staff in Blackpool to highlight the work of the emergency services.

This year the series will focus on three of England’s ambulance services, East Midlands, London and East of England.