Final siren sounds as Richard retires

Pictured are Jonathan Ryder, Paramedic Team Leader, Richard Harrison, and Station Manager Steve Pratton.
Pictured are Jonathan Ryder, Paramedic Team Leader, Richard Harrison, and Station Manager Steve Pratton.
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AFTER 38 years working with the ambulance service, Louth man Richard Harrison is finally ready to call it a day.

Richard has been in the service for 38 years, 31 of those at Louth’s ambulance station in Windsor Road, and is now ready to retire.

He begin as a trainee in Scunthorpe before being posted to Louth in 1980, and has lived and worked in the town ever since.

“I have seen many changes over the last 38 years and have enjoyed every minute,” he said.

“It’s the small things like making someone smile in their time of need that make it all worthwhile.

“I have heard of Monday morning blues but have no idea what they feel like as I have always looked forward to coming to work!”

Steve Pratton, ambulance operational support manager, spoke highly of Richard. He said: “Dick has touched so many lives over the years and made a big difference to so many people. I would like to wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Richard intends to enjoy a lengthy, well-deserved retirement, but will look back fondly on his many years of saving and enriching lives.