July 8th marks the International Paramedics Day. Two paramedics from the U.K. demonstrated that they can do their jobs well, but not on camera. Dave Tamarro and Joe Cartwright from the Luton Ambulance Station couldn't contain their laughter while filming a video on what it takes to be a paramedic.
Cartwright's blooper reel was shared on Facebook. He is unable to get words out, and he laughs at every attempt.
"Hello, everybody. Tamarro welcomes everyone to Luton Ambulance Station. Tamarro is then made to laugh when Cartwright laughs before he introduces him.
After several laughs and many takes, Tamarro finally explains that July 8 is the International Paramedic Day. He then asks his colleague "What's it like to be a paramedic?"
Cartwright laughs again, saying "It feels really great to be a paramedic." "I don’t know why I keep saying this. It feels good. "I'm so sorry!"
The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST), NHS Trust shared the clip and it gained wide attention online.
"We received thousands upon thousands of wonderful messages about Dave's and Joe’s attempts to send a message for International Paramedics Day," Tom Abell, chief executive at EEAST, stated in a statement to CBS News. I know they were both amazed at the response.
"We thought it important to commemorate the first International Paramedics Day, Friday 8th July, to recognize the hard work of our dedicated crews who support our patients as well as our communities.
International Paramedics Day was established and organized by the College of Paramedics (UK) as well as professional paramedics’ organizations around the globe.
According to the College of Paramedics, July 8 is chosen as it marks the anniversary of Dominique-Jean Larrey's birth.
To celebrate the occasion, the organization shared several videos of paramedics on 7/7. Marcus Bailey, chief operating office at EEAST said, "Really proud to be a paramedic, and watching the profession grow." It's amazing to see the amazing things everyone does each day. It's truly special.
Graham Clark, a paramedic who is also the chair of EEAST’s LGBT+ network, said that "Like 32,000 other people in the U.K. I am a Paramedic." "It is very important for me to be a paramedic. It allows me to help people in their most difficult moments.