A former front line combat medic given the DZ Award For Bravery in Afghanistan has found a way of putting her unique experiences to good use in a new role with team building company Call of the Wild.
Francesca Burrows served on tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during 12 years of service with the Army. She has now joined Call of the Wild as an account executive, responsible for team building and leadership programmes.
Call of the Wild has ambitious expansion plans for the next 18 months, which has resulted in the firm hiring several new staff. The company anticipates further growth following its success at the C&IT Awards 2017, where it won the Team Building Experience of the Year.
Burrows was awarded the DZ Award for Bravery after the military vehicle she was travelling in with colleagues was blown up. Ignoring her own injuries, she treated those around her in a more critical condition.
She never lost a military casualty under her care during her tours of duty. She was eventually made responsible for teaching all new soldiers entering Afghanistan (more than 200 a day) and became the first response medic responsible for the medical training of 350 soldiers.
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