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Mike Bjarköy
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South Western Ambulance Service
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April 2010

So this month was my first in my 'new career' as a self employed paramedic. I officially retired at the age of 50 on the 31st March.

Since then I have worked two shifts with the ambulance service in Cornwall, England as an Emergency Care Practitioner, taught on a community responder course and a first aid course and had some time in Hampshire as a Rapid Response Car Unit Paramedic (5 shifts).

A couple of cardiac arrests, one murder, a few COPD patients,…

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 9:46pm

2010 - new career

I have decided to change my life and my career.

I have worked for the UK National Health Service as a full time Paramedic in the ambulance service. This s about to change for me. I've done enough time to take early retirement (30 years in total). Still young enough (50) to begin afresh so what have I decided to do is the following...

1. Work as an offshore medic internationally

2. Bank paramedic for South East Coast Ambulance Service (NHS)

3. Bank emergency care… Continue

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

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At 8:13am on August 8, 2009, sonia johnson said…

Hello dear,
Greetings to you,My name is Sonia a young girl, i view your profile today at and i love it. i decide to communicate with you and it will please me if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will give you my picture and tell you more about my self, i hope to hear from you.
soon yours Sonia.
At 8:24am on April 21, 2009, Rob Lambert said…
Hello and welcome to JEMS Connect. I am a Paramedic from New York and was wondering if you would like to swap patches. Let me know if you would. Thanks. Take care and be safe.
At 4:37pm on April 17, 2009, Kathy Kimble said…
Well I hope that I have some smarts! I love EMS and wouldn't do anything else. I have been in EMS for a long time now.
I live in OH right now but I am a GA girl born and raised.
At 12:24pm on April 17, 2009, Kathy Kimble said…
Hey Mike and welcome to JEMS connect.
At 11:04am on April 17, 2009, Juergen Graw said…
Hi Mike.
The MobiMed failure rate of 5-10% you are reporting - is it due to poor GSM coverage too?
We are using this tool for about 14 months now to attractive terms, mainly - I suppose - because the company tries to gain a foothold on the german market. It was pretty much interesting to hear about the experiences someone else made so far.
At 8:11am on April 16, 2009, April Weisler said…
I registered on the international-ems website. Pretty nice. I work in Ghana now. Both of these sites have a wealth of information. Thanks for the reply. keep in touch.
At 6:52am on April 16, 2009, April Weisler said…
Hei Mike, Where you work at?
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