A glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving from the man behind the wheel.
`Heart-stopping, eye-opening and jaw-dropping. Sometimes painful, sometimes sad, often very, very funny' Craig Brown
An S&M party gone horribly wrong
A dead man locked in a car with a hungry bull terrier
A teenage girl with suspicious abdominal pains
And a man who's fainted, frightened he was allergic to his cheese and onion sandwich
... It's just another day at work for Kit Wharton
After a childhood picked in alcohol and punctuated by parental fighting, stints in journalism and house removals, Kit Wharton joined the NHS ambulance service. He hasn't looked back. This is his report from the front line: 999 calls that hurtle him to the critical moment in other peoples' lives.
Kit Wharton grew up the son of two heavy drinking journalists. After university he followed them into the same profession and spent 10 years as a reporter. Realising this wasn't for him, he spent some time in removals and decorating until he hit upon the job that he loves. For the past 12 years he has worked for the emergency ambulance service. He lives with his partner, two children and a hamster.