Social Media Campaign Reduces Violence Against Paramedics

(ABC News) – Violent incidents against South Australian ambulance officers have dropped in the past two months following a social media campaign.

The Keep Your Hands off our Ambos campaign, featuring intensive care paramedic Jordan Pring, was launched in May in response to rising rates of assault.

In the past two months the ambulance service has recorded 22 incidents, compared with 35 for June and July last year.

South Australia Ambulance Service acting chief executive Steve Cameron said while numbers of incidents had crept up over recent years, the latest figures were encouraging.

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