30 years and counting: Hertfordshire staff celebrate service milestone

Date: 05 April 2017

West Herts staff celebrate 30 years service

The year was 1987; The Simpsons aired its first ever episode, Margaret Thatcher was elected for a third term in office, and Timothy Dalton was James Bond. But for a group of Hertfordshire guys and girls, it was the start of their careers in the ambulance service.

Fast forward 30 years, and those same 11 people gathered at our west Hertfordshire station to celebrate their impressive feat.

Last week (Friday, 31st March), they reminisced about the ‘old days’ over coffee and cake, and looked on in amazement as they realised that they have accrued more than 330 years’ service between them.

Senior Paramedic Tracy Woods, who started 30 years ago that very day said: “Looking back, it does feel like it has gone very quickly, but that’s because I’ve enjoyed my time.”

Amongst those who joined at that time included Deputy Director for Service Delivery Dave Fountain who said: “It is great to see the old teams back together, it’s been an amazing service together with these people, I’m extremely proud.”

Senior Locality Manager Dave Wright was on hand to present certificates to the group and said: “It’s a fantastic achievement by all, to provide a duty of care to the people of Hertfordshire for such a long time is a testament to their character, and they should all be extremely proud.”

Congratulations to John McCusker, Candida Tillson, Richard Griffiths, Andrew Palmer, Jane Ostler, Tracy Woods, Barry England, James Wood, Kevin Wright, Stan Brewster, and Dave Fountain.

  • Summary:

    The year was 1987; The Simpsons aired its first ever episode, Margaret Thatcher was elected for a third term in office, and Timothy Dalton was James Bond.