Two paramedics who filmed themselves on TikTok dancing to Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? have been hit by a slew of complaints from viewers.
Chris Pullar, of West Sussex, and an NHS colleague can be seen swivelling their hips in the back of their ambulance in the video, which has since racked up over 1.5million views.
The footage, taken on 15 December, shows the fully uniformed pair performing a dance routine to the hit song whilst their hands are placed behind their head.
Chris Pullar, (right) of West Sussex, and an NHS colleague can be seen swivelling their hips in the back of their ambulance in the video, which has since racked up over 1.5million views
The footage, taken on 15 December, shows the fully uniformed pair performing a dance routine to the hit song whilst their hands are placed behind their head
Mr Pullar lists himself as specialising in medical rescue on LinkedIn. It is not known whether he is directly employed by the NHS or a contracted worker.
During the height of the pandemic in 2020 he was employed by T9 Ambulance Service Limited as an emergency response driver via the Healthcare and Transport Services (HATS) Group – he was still making videos during this time.
The former firefighter, who goes by the username @landrovermedic, captioned the video ‘Why not eh?’ – but those who saw it were far from happy after they said it made a mockery of the pandemic-stretched NHS.
One unimpressed viewer said: ‘If you didn’t make this video my nan would still be alive.’
Another said: ‘Aren’t you supposed to save lives?’
One more added: ‘And they claim to be overworked and overstretched.’
Chris’ TikTok page has 184,000 followers and he regularly posts TikToks using the hashtag #emt – or emergency medical technician.
They show him driving ambulances – usually in an NHS logo top – with an array of colleagues. It is not known exactly which ambulance service Chris is working for.
Other videos show him and colleagues larking around making each other jump and recording jokey videos in ambulances.
Many viewers were left upset at the paramedics antics but others praised them for having ‘fun’ and showing a ‘human side’.
Mr Pullar (pictured) works for the Healthcare and Transport Services (HATS) Group and at the height of the pandemic in 2020, he was employed by T9 Ambulance Service Limited as an emergency response driver
One said: ‘It’s nice to see you having fun on the job guys.’
Another added: ‘Wish all paramedic’s look like these two!’
It is the latest in a number of paramedics who have been criticised for messing around on TikTok at work.
In August, Rhianna Higgins and her crewmate spent their break choreographing dance videos for TikTok while on duty for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
Rhianna, of Doncaster, south Yorkshire, uploaded the video to social media with the title: ‘Little boogie on break’, and hashtags #999, #emergency and #uniform.
They were widely condemned and were reminded to ‘act professionally’ by their employer.