Aled Treharne on March 10th, 2013

It’s been a long week and first aid has been top of the agenda. The new St John campaign is “A first aider in every street” – a number of AMs have signed up to this fantastic campaign which aims to make sure that every street in Wales has someone who can help in an […]

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Aled Treharne on July 15th, 2012

These days we’re becoming more and more connected and, to some degree, dependant on the Internet. Although it can result in an information overload it does have the result that you have information at your fingertips pretty much wherever you go. For example, I’m blogging from my smartphone, here in the back of the ambulance […]

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Aled Treharne on March 29th, 2010

@ckemtp has asked for posts this month on the topic of Respect for ‘The Handover’ Blog carnival. This is a field I occasionally feel like a bit of an impostor in. I’m not a Paramedic. I’m not a Doctor, a nurse or an Ambulance Technician. I am what I would call, an advanced First Aider. […]

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Aled Treharne on February 22nd, 2010

Over the past 6 years we’ve seen technology change our lives. I’m probably an unusually early adopter of a lot of technologies because I work in the field, but I wonder how other people have found technology helping them in a medical aspect. At home, I’ve used the Internet to learn – googling unknown terms, […]

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Aled Treharne on January 14th, 2010

There’s a big push in the emergency services to get information out to the front line, to the people who really need it. PC Copperfield has emigrated to Canada where the police seem to have a better handle on process and communications to the front line. Access to all kinds of data is useful when […]

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Aled Treharne on January 6th, 2010

A few months ago I walked into my first St John Ambulance evening in Cardiff. Last week I was a member of a 2-man St John crew on an ambulance helping out the Ambulance service on a 12-hour shift on New Year’s Eve. It’s been a very fast and steep learning curve to get here […]

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Aled Treharne on December 23rd, 2009

At around 1700 Monday night I had a text message – contingency plans were in place to assist the ambulance service, could I crew a vehicle? So after work, I grabbed some food and ironed my uniform before de-snowing the car and heading into Llanishen. Once I got out of our village the roads were […]

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Aled Treharne on December 20th, 2009

Well, that was a bit quieter than was expected…by ourselves as well as pretty much the entire city. South Wales police reported that it was quieter last Friday than a normal Friday night. The ambulance crews in the Millenium Staduim drank lots of coffee and dealt with the few incidents we were called to – […]

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Aled Treharne on December 18th, 2009

Today is Black Friday. Most people won’t know and won’t care what that means, but if you work in or volunteer with the emergency services and you’re on duty tonight – you’re probably either sleeping in preparation or getting your stuff ready. Black Friday is traditionally the last Friday before Christmas. It’s the day that […]

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Aled Treharne on December 2nd, 2009

Back in October of last year, I applied to join South Wales Police as a special constable. Thigns kinda came to a grinding halt over Christmas when the process stopped. It dragged on for a few months and the rumour I had from friends in the force was that all recruitment was on a hold […]

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