New Year Honours

 Tuesday 31 December 2013

Jim Dickie, Head of Ambulance Services in Forth Valley, has been awarded the Queen's Ambulance Medal in the New Year Honours. Jim joined the Scottish Ambulance Service in 1991 as an Ambulance Care Assistant in the Scottish Borders after serving in the British Army for 5 years. Based in Galashiels he quickly progressed to the emergency service and qualified as a Paramedic in 1995. In 2001 Jim was promoted to his first operational management role as Regional Emergency Planning Officer where he worked with multi-agency partners to develop major incident plans.

Over the next 10 years Jim planned a number of high profile major events, attended a number of major incidents and worked on a range of resilience related roles including a secondment to the Scottish Governments multi-agency CBRN team to develop UK policy and procedures. He developed the Scottish Ambulance Services resilience training prospectus which offers a range of internal incident command and emergency preparedness education programmes for Scottish Ambulance Service personnel.

In 2011 Jim was appointed Head of Ambulance Services for the Forth Valley Sub-Division area and is responsible for local service delivery for Forth Valley area covering emergency and non emergency ambulance services.

"Pauline Howie, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service said: “I am sure everyone in the Service will share in my congratulations to Jim who has shown the highest standard dedication and care for patients and colleagues throughout his career.”