2 October 2015 - Longest Serving Paramedic

Steve Evans before and afterAfter joining the ambulance service in Liverpool as a Cadet back in 1971, the much-loved Stephen Evans has recently celebrated 44 years’ service for the Trust making him our longest serving Paramedic.

After completing his two and a half year apprenticeship, Steve started working on our Patient Transport Service at Netherley Ambulance Station before getting a shift at Speke where he worked for 17 years.

Qualifying as a Paramedic in 1989, Steve went on to become a published author writing ‘A Guide Through the Maze of ECGs’ and was published in the British Medical Journal.

After 30 years’ service Steve was asked to head up Community First Responders writing ‘First Person on Scene Intermediate’ and for the last five years has been an Education Training Manager in the training school at Elm House.

After a Facebook post was published highlighting Steve’s achievement, many past students shared and sent congratulatory messages receiving over 1,000 ‘likes’ and demonstrating how Steve is very highly thought of by his colleagues and students.

In 2001, Steve set up the ‘Don’t Walk Away’ campaign warning young people of the dangers of binge drinking which gained global coverage. More recently, Steve works with Street Pastor teams across the North West and has written his first e-book, ‘Cycling First Aid’ which has had over 2.7 million retweets on his Twitter account @paramedicsteve.

Well done Steve!