Emergency Hero of the Year: Joint Emergency Services Control

THE unseen efforts of the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre are being put forward for the Madmax Race Team-sponsored Emergency Hero award.

THE unseen efforts of the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre are being put forward for the Madmax Race Team-sponsored Emergency Hero award.

JESCC was set up in 2015 and handles all emergency calls for the police, fire and rescue, ambulance and coastguard.

Lindsay Snell said people often did not realise the hard work done by the call handlers.

‘JESCC is often forgotten about when it comes to dealing with any incidents as we are not front-facing, but we are the first person a casualty hears and asks for help,’ she said.

‘JESCC’s workload only increased during lockdown, with us losing staff to man the Covid helpdesk – a fact not well known. Staff worked extra to cover the increase demand, while also home schooling children and other personal demands.’

The hard work did not end when lockdown restrictions were eased.

‘JESCC felt the brunt of coming out of lockdown, with one of the busiest weekends when everyone descended on the pubs,’ Ms Snell said.

‘JESCC is still feeling the brunt with border control still in place and managing the coastguard, ensuring vessels from France do not land. 

‘A forgotten aspect of the emergency services that need a massive thank you and some recognition.’

Other Finalists

Emergency Hero of the Year: Andy Adam

A PARAMEDIC who led the way in screening Covid patients has been nominated for the Madmax Race Team-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award.
Andy Adam has been put forward by lead nurse emergency care and Covid screening Philippa Le Vasseur.

Emergency Hero of the Year: Graham Le Maitre

AFTER four decades of helping the people of Guernsey, retired paramedic Graham Le Maitre has been nominated for the Madmax Race Team-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award.

Emergency Hero of the Year: GSPCA Team

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Emergency Hero of the Year: Nick Hill

A SURF SCHOOL manager who helped to save two swimmers in trouble has been nominated for the Madmax Race Team-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award.
Nick Hill manages Guernsey Surf School and knows the perils of the sea well.

Emergency Hero: Alison Stolton

WHEN Amy Pezet had a nasty bicycle accident on a trip to Sark, it was Alison Stolton who came to her help.

Emergency Hero: Gavin St Pier

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Emergency Hero: Kristy Grant

AN OFF-DUTY ICU nurse saved the life of a man having a cardiac arrest.

Emergency Hero: PC Nicholas Boughay

A NEIGHBOURHOOD police officer has been nominated for the Madmax Race Team-sponsored Pride of Guernsey Emergency Hero award.