They serve more than four million people across the region, and now two of those people have said a very special thank-you to East Midlands Ambulance Service for their life-saving skills.
Simon Bakewell from Leicester suffered a heart attack while out walking with his family, just weeks after having a heart transplant. His heart stopped beating - but an off-duty crew managed to help bring him back to life. Callum Watkinson reports.
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Cloudy with rain or drizzle at times, locally heavy over higher ground in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Rain, persistent and heavy at times, will affect the region through the day with hill fog over Derbyshire Peaks.