Mark Jarnell was born in Preston and lives in Galgate in Lancaster. He is a committed voluntary Community First Responder for North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He is also a NWAS community trainer, where he goes out to community groups and schools in which to deliver basic life support skills such as CPR and AED awareness sessions. He also operates as a Heart Start Instructor for The British Heart Foundation.
Mark is currently a healthcare student as well as being an elected Patient Governor for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. He is passionate not only about quality patient care but also about the health and wellbeing of emergency service personnel. In which to assist in their wellbeing, he is a Champion for The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC) which helps both serving and retired members of ambulance staff and their families. He is also a Blue Light Mind Champion, Mental Health First Aider assisting in promoting positive mental wellbeing within the emergency services. He is a Student member of The College of Paramedics as well as being involved in promoting equality and diversity throughout the ambulance service through Unison and The National Ambulance LGBT Network.