Central FM Local Hero Award

Les Haire, an Ambulance Care Assistant, was named as the NHS Employee of the year in the 2012 Central FM Local Hero Awards. Les has worked for the Scottish Ambulance Service for 33 years and has provided frontline care and support to local people across Forth Valley for a wide range of emergency incidents. He was praised for his work ethic and commitment to patients – this includes ensuring his vehicle and equipment is cleaned to the highest possible standards before he leaves to collect patients for their appointments.