Tiny, Hereford's 6ft 8in tall paramedic, wins national ambulance award

Ledbury Reporter: Lincoln ‘Tiny’ Dodd was named paramedic of the year at the Ambulance Service Institute annual awards Buy this photo » Lincoln ‘Tiny’ Dodd was named paramedic of the year at the Ambulance Service Institute annual awards

A PARAMEDIC who used his head when faced with a height has scooped a national award for his quick-thinking.

Hereford’s Lincoln ‘Tiny’ Dodd was named paramedic of the year at the Ambulance Service Institute annual awards for the part he played in saving the lives of two people.

Lincoln, who stands 6ft 8ins tall, was the first on the scene when a fire spread through a home in Belmont, Hereford, last year.

He used his height to his advantage in rescuing the couple by letting them clamber from the first-floor window and out onto his shoulders.

He said: “The award was a bit of a bolt out of the blue, but very nice all the same. To be honest I was just doing my job.”

The West Midlands Ambulance Service scooped five other awards at the ceremony, including ambulance service of the year for the fifth time.

The ambulance service also came out on top at the Excellence in the Community Awards – a ceremony held to honour members of the public from across the West Midlands region who have gone beyond the call of duty.

The event, held last month, saw Chris Jones from Hereford presented with the long service award for the 16 years he has spent as a voluntary car driver.

Shaun Davies, an emergency medical technician based in Hereford, won the Olympic award in recognition of his work at the London Games.

Loraine Coleman, the coordinator with Herefordshire Heartstart, was awarded the community training and defibrillator award for her work in providing training to all local communities and schools across the county.

Roger Hayward of Halo in Herefordshire was awarded the community defibrillator award for his work in training staff in safety issues at leisure premises, and Richard Baker of South West Herefordshire Community First Responders was presented with the lifetime achievement award.

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2:53pm Sat 8 Dec 12

bobby47 says...

Well Tiny holds no fears for me. Look at the way Tiny is glaring at me from that photograph.
I'll be damned if he fills me with morbid fear and dread.
I can tell him now, if I stagger out of the pub tonight clutching my dripping mixed kebab and he's outside intent on giving me the hiding of my life, I'll not be found wanting courage.
Just because Tiny has been named Paramedic of the Year, he has no right whatsoever to start picking on me and looking for a fight.
It's getting to the stage where you can't leave your house without meeting trouble.
I'll not have it and i refuse to be intimidated by Tiny's considerable height advantage.
He should understand that I have boxed. Drew One. Lost Two and chickened out of Twenty Five fights.
Well Tiny holds no fears for me. Look at the way Tiny is glaring at me from that photograph. I'll be damned if he fills me with morbid fear and dread. I can tell him now, if I stagger out of the pub tonight clutching my dripping mixed kebab and he's outside intent on giving me the hiding of my life, I'll not be found wanting courage. Just because Tiny has been named Paramedic of the Year, he has no right whatsoever to start picking on me and looking for a fight. It's getting to the stage where you can't leave your house without meeting trouble. I'll not have it and i refuse to be intimidated by Tiny's considerable height advantage. He should understand that I have boxed. Drew One. Lost Two and chickened out of Twenty Five fights. bobby47

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