New air recruits

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the air ambulance service that helps to save lives in Belper and the surrounding area is appointing six new paramedics.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance has strengthened its team of specially-trained Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) after a gruelling selection weekend.

During the process, the new recruits were pushed to their limits and had to pass numerous assessments, including written exams, aviation aptitude tests, a major incident exercise, a physical fitness test, and an interview. They will now start a three-year placement.

Dylan Griffin, senior paramedic and air base manager, said: “On behalf of the team I would like to welcome our new recruits and wish them all the very best of luck during their time with the air operations team.”