School and community visits

We love getting out and about in the community to tell you more about what we do

Attending local events, schools and community groups gives our paramedics the opportunity to improve people’s understanding of the ambulance service, as well as teaching important lifesaving skills.

We’ll come to you

We can arrange free visits from our staff to your local event, school or community group to tell you more about the North East Ambulance Service and the role of our paramedics, as well as teaching first aid or lifesaving skills.

We can also arrange online sessions if this is more convenient for you or your group.

Tailored visits

We have a flexible programme in place that can be tailored to meet the interests and capabilities of different age groups.  This makes sure you get the most out of our visit and benefit fully from the experience.

This can include a mix of presentations, practical skills training, videos and discussions.

Online resources

We also have a range of videos and resources that can be used by schools and other groups to find out more about our service.

Arrange a visit

If you’d like to arrange a visit from our staff, please fill in the booking form below.

Please give us a minimum of four weeks’ notice. 

Although we’ll always try our best, we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to fulfil all requests due to the large volume of applications we receive.

Booking form:

Before you book, please also be aware of the following conditions:

  • A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for all requests.
  • Requests from outside the North East Ambulance Operating Area will not be considered.
  • Filming or recording of events is prohibited without advance permission from the North East Ambulance Service.
  • Event meeting links must not be shared further than the previously agreed audience.
  • The organiser is responsible for informing the North East Ambulance Service staff attending if there are any specific needs or accommodations required for any individuals attending.
  • The event organiser should ensure participants are briefed and prepared for the event in advance.
Date and time of event Required
Do you have public liability insurance? Required
Do you have suitable first aid cover? (our staff do not provide event cover) Required
Do you have access to WiFi and IT equipment (eg projector and speakers) Required
If a school visit has been requested, has it been approved by the head teacher/school visit coordinator?