A ROYAL Air Force Sergeant (Sgt) is volunteering with the ambulance service as part of a nationwide scheme.

Operation Rescript sees full-time military personnel link up with the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) in their spare time to help the country in the fight against coronavirus.

Sgt Louise Muzzlewhite, from Didcot, is the latest to volunteer with SCAS, where she is working at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Otterbourne, Hampshire as an indirect resource dispatcher.

The role sees her asses incidents (both 999 and escalated 111 calls) that are received in the SCAS region.

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She then sends volunteer community first responders and volunteer fire service co-responders to the incidents

Sgt Muzzlewhite, who is a member of air traffic control at RAF Brize Norton, is also working as a military co-responder each week when not working shifts at the EOC.

In this role she can be sent to various 999 calls and medical emergencies to help patients before an ambulance can arrive.

She said: “My experience so far has been a positive one, we are given computer training and undertake mentoring shifts before being allowed to work solo.

“I am very grateful to be given this opportunity to help the public, by both responding to medical emergencies as a co-responder and also dispatching community first responders to incidents.”