Meet the team

 Wednesday 30 May 2018

Seeing a patient resuscitated from a cardiac arrest is the “best thing” a paramedic can experience, says Dawn Bowie. Dawn, a former nurse, started out in the ambulance service in 1992 as a part-time care assistant. She then became a full-time care assistant before qualifying as a technician, and finally, a paramedic in 1999. She is now paramedic team leader at Aberdeen Station, and also works on our First Response Vehicle team. Of her role, she said: “It’s great to be able to help people, genuine patients who you look after and are really grateful.” Speaking of the highlights of her career so far, she said: “The best thing to see is someone who has had a cardiac arrest and then is resuscitated – those are the highlights.” She encouraged people from all walks of life to join the Service, saying the SAS included a range of different career paths and different “avenues” to go down.