The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has become the 100th member to join the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition scheme in Nottingham.

Steve Farnsworth, General Manager of EMAS said “We are delighted to be the 100th member and achieve a 4 star ECO Stars rating.

“We work hard to ensure that our ambulance fleet is fuel efficient and has minimal impact on the environment, and we are constantly seeking to improve performance in all areas.”

Presenting EMAS with Nottingham’s 100th milestone certificate

Councillor David Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Gedling Borough Council said “Councils have an obligation to work towards Air Quality objectives and the reduction of pollutants. I’m delighted to see EMAS become the 100th member.

Ann Beddoes, ECO Stars Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council said “I am delighted to welcome and congratulate EMAS on becoming the 100th member in the Nottingham scheme area.  I wish them continued success in improving local air quality and reducing traffic pollutants”

Alan West, ECO Stars Field Consultant (North) TRLsaid “EMAS have been very successful and have achieved a well-deserved grade of 4 Stars on initial assessment. EMAS have been equipped with the right tools and resources to build upon their current achievements.

The appointment of a Fuel Champion is a key component to this. More extensive use of telematics data, particularly on non-emergency journeys will result in even greater fuel savings. 

We wish EMAS continued success”.

From L-R Andy Callingham, Service Manager, Public Protection Gedling Borough Council, Brendan Cox – Scientific Officer – Public Protection Gedling Borough Council, Councillor David Ellis, Porfolio Holder for Public Protection Gedling Borough Council, Steve Farmsworth, General Manager, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Alan West, ECO Stars Field Consultant (North) TRL.