Four years later she became executive chief nurse at Calderdale before moving to WYMAS
in 1998 to develop NHS Direct in West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire Fire Authority member and Wakefield councillor David Atkinson said he was concerned about the incident and wanted answers to a range of questions from WYMAS
. Mr Atkinson, who was a firefighter for 29 years, said: 'There is a great deal of concern about what has happened.
Jeremy Pease, WYMAS
director of operations, said the bottles will be extremely useful to his staff.
WYMAS chief executive Kevin Ellis added: "What strikes me about Ian is that his love and enthusiasm for the job is as strong now as it was when he first joined two decades ago.
Jackie, who lives in Halifax, said: "It's nice to be recognised for the small part I play in keeping things ticking over at WYMAS."
UV Modular's vice- chairman, Gill Wood, said: "We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with WYMAS
in designing and building their new fleet and to play a small part in the vitally important and demanding service they provide."
The community first responders have been trained in scene and patient assessment, airway management, basic life support and defibrillation techniques by WYMAS.
Lee Gray, WYMAS's community defibrillation officer, said the Shepley volunteers were committed to their new roles.
Ralph Berry, WYMAS
NHS Trust chairman, said he was unable to comment.
Bob Williams, director of operations for the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service (Wymas
), said: "By working with our local health care partners we can tailor our service to individual patient needs and help to improve overall our standards of emergency care.
Acting Chief Executive Andrew Cratchley said: "This is confirmation of the dedication and commitment to patient care that our staff demonstrate on a daily basis.
Health Minister Rosie Winterton announced a pounds 100,000 investment in West Yorkshire ambulance service WYMAS
yesterday after figures showed crews reached three in every four patients with serious and life-threatening conditions within eight minutes.