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.