31 new Graduate Ambulance Paramedics have started with us. They are spending three weeks going through induction before they hit the road.
At the other end of the scale, five paramedics have clocked up an amazing 205 years combined service.
Doug Quilliam, Jim Sams, Ian Hughes and Stuart Aisbett all started the same day at Ambulance Officer training school 40 years ago.
By that stage Jeff Allan already had been helping the community for five years – and is celebrating 45 years as a paramedic.
They share their thoughts on their careers, and how things have changed in the following video: