Our newest ambulance. We just received this vehicle a few days ago. The patient compartment is a new design for New Zealand and we have the prototype. It has two Stryker stretchers inside. More photos once it becomes operational.
"Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I'm not on this site often. My picture was taken in Kauai,Hawaii but I imagine the cook islands would look quite similar. I am a big fan of your part of the planet. I have been to Australia but unfortunately…"
I know that we are endangered, but that shouldn't stop the yakking :o)
Well, next week should bring about the end of an era (or error) for NZ ambulance services. In case you haven't heard, Wairarapa DHB Ambulance Service…"
I see you have moved further south (hopefully to more solid ground huh?)
Just for the record, up here in the lower North Island our (non-St John) time frames are a little different to what you have posted. In our new clinical…"
"Back in 2001 I was a volunteer EMT-B with 18mth experience, but worked as a first aid instructor. I heard events unfold over the radio whilst doing my 2hr commute to work. I remember thinking that it would be really exciting to watch, as I was…"
"Hey y'all. Gemma - been thinking of you since the last quake(s). Hope you weren't too badly affected. Any day when the ground aint moving is a good day huh? & to think, we all thought that last years rock & rolling was bad! Things…"
9 as EMT + 10 as Red Cross first aid instructor + 6 as Civil Defence basic rescue instructor
I began as a volunteer medic in 2000 and always said it was a job that I would never do as a career. It's now been my paid job for around six years & I can't see myself doing anything else. I spend my time off with my six year old son, mountain biking and playing with photography.
Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I'm not on this site often. My picture was taken in Kauai,Hawaii but I imagine the cook islands would look quite similar. I am a big fan of your part of the planet. I have been to Australia but unfortunately have not made it to New Zealand. Hopefully some day
Hope all is well with you. I have been very busy also. My mom passed away last week after a six month battle with brain cancer to include brain surgery, chemo, and radiation. Its not a path that is easy to travel.
We graduated our second EMT class last week also. They are taking their emt boards soon.
My husband if from Izmir. It is a city of about 5,000,000. Very busy and very interesting. Turkey if full of history. The Roman, Greek and Christian history is awesome. Make sure you go to Ephesus. And make sure you see the carvings on the mountains. They are so awesome. We spent some time by the Agean Sea and went on some boat trips. The mud baths were interesting. I really cant wait to go back and see more of the country. Our plans are to retire there in about ten years. My son will be grown and finished with college and I can retire at my ems job. Then we can explore Turkey for a long time.
I have had a bad week in EMS. I had a nine year old hit by a car last shift. I also had a head on collision with two critical patients that we took to the trauma center. One of them died the next day. We had about ten other calls that shift. Today has been good and we have had some down time. That is why I am finally on the computer.
Hope things are good for you. Be safe.
Cheers for that KIWI EMT!!!! I have been pretty on top of it all until now. Having to stand down for a "rest" - its been made mandatory. Think the earthquake just threw me over the edge - but you are right in what you are saying.