Congratulations to EAAA Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) Carl Smith who was awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours List 2024.
Carl has been a member of the College of Paramedics since its inception. He has worked for the East of England Ambulance Service since 2000 and, for the last 12 years, he has been a much-loved and respected Critical Care Paramedic with East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).
When he’s not working as a paramedic, Carl spends his spare time as an on-call firefighter. He also volunteers for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) where he responds from home to support crews at the most serious incidents.
Carl says: “It was a total surprise when I received a letter informing me of the award and I am humbled to be receiving this recognition.”
Victor Inyang, Medical Director at EAAA, says: “I am always inspired by Carl’s dedication to serving the community. This award in recognition of the impact Carl had made on the lives of others is richly deserved.”