For our June meeting, paramedic John Donaghy came to speak to us about his career in the ambulance service and pass on some essential life saving skills for us all to learn. He gave us an interesting personal biography of how he how he started his career up to present day, where he’s doing a PhD in how to help uni students negotiate their way into the tough culture of team work on the ground. He covered a wide range of his experiences in work – some shocking, some humourous. He finished by giving advice and debunking myths on first aid practice and especially stressed the importance of using defibrillators. It was a fascinating and entertaining talk which stimulated lots of questions.