I knew I wanted to help people. Becoming a paramedic was a natural fit, I love knowing that I can make someone’s bad day better by showing up for them.
It was my husband’s job that brought us to Manitoba, and when we arrived, I discovered that there were opportunities here to build on my skills as a primary care paramedic.
Over the past ten years, I have been working out of the local EMS station in a small rural community. The station is just a few blocks from where I live and I love the team I work with; we get along so well. That relationship is so important because we need to be able to trust each other and respond to any kind of emergency.
“Knowing I have the skills and ability to help someone is a really rewarding part of my job. And no two days are ever the same.”
Working in a rural community means that sometimes paramedics are the closest resource. An Emergency Room is often quite a distance away from our calls, so I’m glad to be able to use the full scope of my skills and interventions to help people until we arrive at a hospital. I also think the diversity of the calls we respond to – from residential to industrial and commercial – brings new challenges that expand our skills and experience.
Knowing I have the skills and ability to help someone is a really rewarding part of my job. And no two days are ever the same.