Welcome to the JEMS family. I work for Wairarapa DHB Ambulance Service & I'm just completing my ILS, with just a few on-road cases left to complete. I also began as a St. John volunteer in 2000 and have gradually weasled my way into a full-time front line job (despite always saying that I would NEVER do ambulance work as a career!). How busy do you get around Ngaruawahia? Our service is generally fairly quiet, but naturally when things get busy everything happens at once! We run two full time stations down here (Masterton and Greytown) but still use St. John volunteers to help us out on night shifts when they can find a crew. They are based out of Carterton, Featherston and Martinborough and crew from ambulances owned by their respective local communities. Just to confuse things even further, as well as having paid staff here, the DHB also has their own auxillary officers (many are also St. John volunteers).
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