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Top Customer Reviews
Hoping Ms. Brent writes more in the future!
In fact, I think this should be a book for everyone - as the "rules" that you should abide by if you call 999, I think, must be taught to everybody. (I certainly did. I was once a "why are you asking me these silly questions" man but now, I know they are asked for a reason (even if I cannot answer them)
From the start, a bad day... to the end, (of the book, not the "story"), this book has laughter, fun, smiles... tears, horror, shock and moments of sheer amazement/disbelief - oh, and Bananas (Lots of them, some of them itchy!)
My suggestion? Read this, then go read "Blood, Sweat and a cup of tea" and its follow up. Then think the worst for (some of) humanity that wastes time, thus maybe killing people - then take the lesson that these books teach - If you need an ambulance, say for chest pains, then call... you will not be wasting someone's time... if you have cut your finger, got a cold, are drunk and need a lift home, or just plain annoying.... call someone else, or.. get a plaster, take cold remedy, call a taxi and sober up, or become a stand up comic....
To end. Buy this book, read it - Learn from it. (oh, and laugh, cry and enjoy)
Some stories were hilarious whilst others were truly heartbreaking. A brilliant insight into the world behind the 999 calls. Highly recommended and easy to read.
If you enjoy tales about the emergency services, then I would urge you to read Police, Crime & 999: The True Story of a Front Line Officer.
Everything that you would expect is here - the funny stories, the stories that tug at your heart strings and the utterly frivolous waste of time calls. Clinical need runs from those suffering a heart attack whose call starts with "sorry to bother you" through to those who have a paper cut jumping up and down (figurativeely) demanding an Ambulance.
Later in the book Suzi moves into the chess game that is Ambulance dispatch and allocation constantly managing her resources so that her area is ready for whatever is thrown at it. There is also a very informative section on the perfect 999 call from her point of view.
The first story you read is her experience of the London bombings and how control handled it which puts a sobering background to the rest of the book. You sometimes hear people complaining about the speed of Ambulance response to their major (in reality trivial) injury but the fact is when the chips are down and you have something properly wrong with you there will be an entire hospital's worth of equipment beside you within minutes - this book explains how that happens. Despite huge effort there are cases that just don't make it - the story of the toddler pulled out of the swimming pool being a case in point.
This book is complementary to, and should be read in conjunction with, ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was very literal and precise showing clear facts about las, fantastic read.
Thank you so much for publishing this.
OMG what a book. Loved it from the moment I started the first chapter.Published 10 months ago by OMGitsJezy
I bought this book after reading the neenaw blog. I'm fascinated by the ambulance service, and this book is a collection of funny, hard-hitting, memorable, almost short story style... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Emma G
Want more. Hope she writes or has written another book. Do I really have to type twenty words, lol :)Published 14 months ago by peaca9700
Everyone should read this book. Everyone. It is very well written, and started off as a blog that I love. It is amazing the type of calls the ambulance call takers get! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Angel
this is well written, funny, touching and engaging all in one go. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Five stars.Published 21 months ago by Maddy Matthews
I gave up on the book half way through the author whingeing her way through how unhelpful we all are when making 999 calls. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ange
Really well written. As a student paramedic, I loved this side of the service. Good luck in your career Suzi!Published 23 months ago by rebecca froggatt
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