Film to help children deal with emergency

A film has been made to show school children across the North West what to do in the event of an emergency.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 8:27 am
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2016, 10:28 am
Daisy's story - a short film produced by NWAS to teach children how to deal with an emergency

Produced by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), the short film is targetted at children of primary school age. It follows seven-year-old Daisy as she finds her grandad unconscious. She is seen dialling 999 and how this triggers a series of events which leads to her grandad being taken to hospital.

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The Trust’s mascot, Pandamedic, is featured in the film, explaining how emergency calls are handled in a way that children can understand and relate with.

Julie Butterworth of NWAS said: “We have produced this video as part of ongoing work that we are doing as a Trust to teach school children about when they should and shouldn’t call us, highlighting the message that 999 is for life-threatening emergencies only.

Watch at www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjPf9QH32PA