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Public Membership Events

We hold a series of public engagement events throughout the year including free first aid awareness training for members of the community.

Forthcoming Community Family Fun Days in Bradford and Sheffield

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 NESSIE in Partership with YAS Community Fun Day - Bradford - Click to find out more.   Community Fun Day - Sheffield - Click to find out more.

Read on to find out more about some of the community events across the Yorkshire region.

YAS Summer Roadshows 2016

Following the success of our Winter Roadshow 2015 (see below) the Trust held a programme of Summer Roadshows which took place across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The events offered members of the public a chance to come along and learn more about the ambulance service; brush up on their first aid training or have a look into careers or volunteering opportunities at the Trust. The roadshows were completely free of charge and included fun activities for children and a tour of a selection of ambulance vehicles, old and new!

Events were held in Sheffield, Bingley, Bradford, Scarborough, Leeds and Hull – over 1,100 people called in to our event in Centenary Square, Bradford in May alone! For more information on each of our roadshows please see below.

Thank you to everyone who support our events and attended – we look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Takes Over Centenary Square in Bradford


The Bradford Roadshow, May 2016

The Bradford Roadshow, May 2016

This week YAS took up residency in Centenary Square, Bradford, to meet members of the public and showcase the Trust as part of the YAS Roadshows. Every day (from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May 2016), Ali Richardson, Membership Manager, and Don Buxton, Community and Commercial Education Trainer, were joined by other YAS colleagues from Recruitment, Corporate Communications and the YAS Staff Forum to promote the range of services the Trust offers, career opportunities and take feedback from our service users.

Over 1,000 members of the public visited the stand during the course of the week.

The education ambulance and vintage ambulance were a popular attraction with families and young children, and many Bradford residents were interested in our free first aid awareness course. ParaTed made a special appearance today to meet and greet members of the public and hand out information about the Trust, Choose Well leaflets and snap cards!

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Bradford and the Lady Mayoress (pictured on the front page) joined the event, met with Chief Executive Rod Barnes and refreshed their CPR skills, along with other Bradford residents. Free activities for children were on offer all week, including a giant game of snakes and ladders.

Over 1,100 People Attend Scarborough Roadshow

Over 1,100 people attended the Scarborough YAS Roadshow last week, taking the opportunity to find out more about the Trust and brush up on their first aid training.

The event took place on Aberdeen Walk from 20-23 June 2016 and provided a range of information including details on YAS careers, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities, key public health campaign details and appropriate use of the Trust's services.

Paramedic and Staff Forum Member, Mark Wright, joined the team and brought along a rapid response vehicle (RRV) to display alongside the Trust's Education Ambulance. Paramedic Julie Clayton also attended on a Life Cycle - a particularly popular vehicle with younger visitors.

Scarborough Roadshow

Membership Manager, Ali Richardson, said after the event: "We had a fabulous time at the roadshow and we are thrilled that over 1,100 people stopped by to brush up on their first aid skills or to learn more about the ambulance service. We’d like to thank everyone who came along and we’re looking forward to visiting Scarborough again later in the summer.”

The event is the latest in a programme of Summer Roadshows taking place across Yorkshire and the Humber, with events to follow in Hull, Bradford and Leeds.

For more information on the YAS Roadshow programme please visit the Trust website or follow the action on social media using #YASRoadshow.

#YASRoadshow Visits Bradford

This week (Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July 2016) the #YASRoadshow Team visited Bradford’s Carlisle Business Centre to showcase the Trust and talk to members of the public about the services that YAS provides.

Several members of YAS staff from various departments, including recruitment and volunteering, supported the event providing a range of information for members of the public, including YAS careers, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities, key public health campaigns and appropriate use of the Trust’s services.

The event is the latest in a programme of summer roadshows taking place across Yorkshire and the Humber, with events to follow in Hull, Bradford and Leeds.

Bradford Roadshow

More Than 200 Visitors at YAS Al Mahdi Mosque Family Fun Day

More than 200 members of the local community came along to the YAS Family Fun Day on Sunday 28 August 2016 at the Al Mahdi Mosque in Bradford.

Local residents attended to find out more about YAS, learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and have a look around a selection of emergency vehicles, which included an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle (RRV) and a Community Medical Unit.

YAS Community and Education Trainer Don Buxton and Resuscitation Manager Jason Carlyon were on hand to teach CPR and first aid familiarisation. Children were also entertained, taking part in the CPR sessions, playing a game of giant snakes and ladders and learning when to call 999. Two first aid awareness sessions were also held during the day which everyone attended and participated in by asking questions and learning how to perform CPR.

YAS Chief Executive Rod Barnes, Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Stan Hardy and The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford attended to meet residents, YAS staff and experience all that the event had to offer.

Ali Richardson, Membership Manager, said: “This was a fantastic day which showcased the work of the ambulance service and was a great example of partnership working. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Al Mahdi Mosque in Bradford for hosting the event and working with us to deliver a really enjoyable and memorable day for local residents.

“This event is part of a programme of summer roadshows which will see the Trust visit Centenary Square in Bradford from 5 to 9 September 2016 as well as events further afield including Leeds and Scarborough.” 

YAS Al Mahdi Mosque Family Fun Day

From left to right: Dr Aziz Hafiz, Don Buxton, Nabeel
Ahmed, Baseer Ahmad, Rod Barnes, The Lord Mayor of Bradford
Nasir Amini, The Lady Mayoress of Bradford Tahira Aftab,
Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Stan Hardy, Madeeha Amini,
Ali Richardson, Bushra Amini, Hafeez Mir and Naumana Amini