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Leo Cartwright
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Employer/Affiliation
Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Other EMS Agency
Primary Department/Agency Name
(State) Ambulance Victoria
Department/Agency Web Site
http://rav.vic.gov.au
Years in EMS/Public Safety
31
My Training:
My Training:
I have always had the sight to help as a young boy of 17 I joined St John Ambulance, (a well known volunteer organisation around the world) There I have given some 27yrs broken service to them and the community. At 18 I was a volunteer FireFighter with the Noble Park Fire Brigade. So both of these took up most of my time as a youth. Boring so far??
At 25 I joined the Ambulance Service Victoria (Peninsula) and the rest is history.
This work became to involved and I gave the FireFighting away, but there will aways be a Light there for every FireFighter no matter where. 9/11 was a good example of where FireFighters past and present felt the sadness and related to the senseless of it it all.

Training:
Involved in Training of new students, Becoming O.I.C. of the Traralgon Ambulance Station. Involved in Paramedic challenges Vs other Paramedics. Lectured at Monash University for Paramedic Students. Managed a First Aid department for the Ambulance Service where FA courses were taught to the general public and Companies. Return to on the Road work, injured my back severally and now work full time in our 000 (911) Communication Centre.
About Me
Married to my first wife Barbara 34yrs, 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Highly involved in local Road Crash Rescue as a volunteer and OIC of that unit. Have achieved rescue judge status both National and International. Member of Australian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO).
Day Job
full time Paramedic
Relationship Status
Married

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At 7:10am on October 7, 2009, Nicholas Rimon said…
gday i am also an aussie but at the moment live and work in Berlin Germany as a paramedic. i am also vol by the german side from the St John ambulanse nex year i will be doing the EEMSP. i am thinking of the trip back home....
ps. i also collect patches and have some from germany to sent and tshirts .
nick.
At 4:04pm on June 14, 2009, Jim VanderPloeg said…
Sorry it took so long to respond, I will send a BCAS patch today.
Jim
At 10:10am on May 3, 2009, Sewes said…
hi Leo
is life still treating you well i hope so it has been a long time
that we had a good chat i am just so busy working in the day
and then my fire duty at night
well my working day starts at 04h00 on the OR tambo airport
and then the fire dept in the afternoon
i hope you have a peacefull day and take it easy
will chat to you later
At 6:06pm on March 29, 2009, Duncan McConnell said…
Thanks Leo. It's a great little networking site. What part of VIC are you from? My family is from Ballerat, we moved up here in 76.

Cheers
Duncan.
At 11:24am on March 28, 2009, Gabriel said…
hola que tal mi nombre es Gabriel Romero soy de Ecuador muchas feliidades por la labor que realizas te dejo mi correo gabrielromero70@hotmail.com
At 7:51pm on March 26, 2009, Jorge Granda said…
Thank you for your message and me stop to say to you that it(he,she) has a friend mas of equator that shares the same ideal ones, look after yourself very much and write when you have some recommendation or suggestion for our improvement
At 2:44pm on March 26, 2009, John Foster said…
Good day Leo......John here..........I too collect patches......im on my way to work, 0300 to 1700 and i have a 275 mile commute, i will have time next week to get some of those patches to you if that is acceptable..........i started driving an ambulance in 1976 at the age of 16, i had a california drivers license, an american heart association "standard first aid card", and a desire to help people, have fun, impress the chicks, and earn that $2.75 per hour....i had a great partner back then who had been an honorably discharged army medic who I learned alot from (aside from the bi-polar moments) anyway, im off and look forward to conversing with u more.......till later, John
At 10:18am on March 26, 2009, Rudina Beth Renacia said…
Hello Leo.

Thank you so much for your message. I am still starting with this carreer in Emergency Medical Services. Once again, thank you for the message and I will add you in my profile.
At 8:53pm on March 25, 2009, Dean Wilkinson said…
Hi Leo,

Would really be interested in what is going on in nAustralia in regards to vehicle design.
At 10:42am on March 25, 2009, Alan Payne said…
Hello Leo, one of my best mates has just joined you guys from London, Tom Chatwyn he is going to Ballarat and think he is in Melbourne training at the moment, hope all is well down under.
 
 
 
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