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In pictures: Oxford ambulance crew

Jo has a degree in physiology but turned her back on plans to work in a laboratory for the demands of the 999 ambulance service.

She loves being a paramedic: "I wouldn't change anything. I love the unpredictability, and it's rewarding. If even one patient a day says thank you, it's worth it."

One of her most stressful jobs was treating a 17 month old baby for cardiac arrest.

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