Call the Ambulance
by Les Pringle
Exploding pressure cookers, a thwarted wife’s deadly revenge and transvestites in distress – manning an ambulance in the seventies kept you on your toes.Having survived the rites of passage as a probationer, Les Pringle now has to face up to the reality of life as an ambulance man in Thatcher’s Britain. He does this with humour and fortitude – two qualities which are essential if he is to cope with cases ranging from the absurd to the heart rending.From attending murder scenes to delivering babies … it’s quite a life for Les, and one that he and his shift mates tread with warmth and humour in equal measure.
About The Author
Although born in Easington, County Durham, Les Pringle spent his first eight years in Ratho, South-West of Edinburgh. His father’s subsequent career moved led Les and his family on a whistle-stop tour of England before they eventually settled in Birmingham when Les was in his mid-teens. He joined Birmingham’s Metropolitan Ambulance Service in 1977, for little more reason than that it seemed a good idea at the time. That good idea led to three unbroken decades of round-the-clock emergency work. Les Pringle is the holder of the Queen’s Medal for Long and Exemplary Service