How to become a UK HART paramedic: read Hannah’s story

As part of the BBC Bitesize world of work series, take the opportunity to meet Hannah and learn more about life as a Hazardous Area Response Team paramedic, attending call-outs where patients are difficult to reach.

Hannah is a UK HART Paramedic with North West Ambulance Service.

Her job involves attending to patients in difficult-to-reach places, such as when they are at heights, or stuck in water. HART paramedics treat patients but don’t transport them back to hospital. She says the job is like a cross between being a paramedic and a firefighter so she needs to be very physically fit for the role.

The hazardous area jobs can get really challenging but I absolutely love pushing myself.

Hannah studied Paramedic Practice at university to become a paramedic. After three years, she could apply to be a HART paramedic, which took an extra two months of intense training. She loves the challenge of her job, as well as the opportunity to help people.

Watch Hannah’s video and read the full interview at BBC Bitesize here.