Mark Fuszard has been among the many unsung heroes who don’t think twice before risking their lives to save someone else’s, but not any longer – at least not Mark Fuszard. This air ambulance paramedic has been the recipient of National Paramedic of the Year Award recently, which was held in London, UK. The award was presented during the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence ceremony. The event is organized each year by UK’s Association of Air Ambulances.
The Air Ambulance Awards Ceremony had All the Bling
The event saw celebrities such as Louise Minchin who hosts the BBC Breakfast and also Robert Llewellyn of the Red Dwarf fame. The grand event saw over 250 guests and was celebrated in style. Mark Fuszard has been part of Cornwall Air Ambulance (a charity) and has been one of its longest serving crewmembers, being with it for over eight years, participating in over 2000 rescues. During the event, Mark received accolades not only for his huge number of rescues but also his dedication to serve the sector beyond the call of duty. It is estimated that he has raised over 25,000 pounds for Cornwall Air Ambulance over the years that he has been part of it.
This Air Ambulance Expert is Also an Adrenaline Junkie
Skydiving is just one of Mark’s many interests. He has taken part in extreme adventure events to raise money and has been a regular at that. He has participated in the London Marathon, Namib Desert Ultra Marathon, and hopes to be part of an ultra-marathon soon. Last year, he had been part of 6633 Arctic Challenge but could not complete it due to an injury sustained during the event. If you thought Mark is an overachiever, wait until you read this. He also organizes training sessions on a regular basis for lifeguards of the region so that they can efficiently coordinate with air ambulance crewmembers during emergencies. With all these achievements to his name, Mark is definitely a worthy recipient of the award.