4am wake up calls are not uncommon in the ambulance service but for HEMS Paramedic (that means she works on the air ambulance!) Caroline Pearce, she’s up extra early to squeeze in her intense training regime before starting her shifts!
Training up to 20 hours per week, 37 year old Caroline from Clitheroe began her career with NWAS in 2004 when she joined as an ambulance technician, quickly progressing to become a paramedic before taking up a coveted position on the air ambulance team in 2011 where she is now a Senior Paramedic Team Leader.
Having completed five Ironman triathlons with two more planned for this year, Caroline spends her free time training in swimming, cycling and running always striving to improve her performance.
Fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a paramedic, Caroline joins her colleagues to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March and says to other women wanting to pursue their dream: “It will be worth it! Even if it is challenging and difficult, you will be grateful that you put the effort in.”