In 2005 I became a paramedic and started precepting with Bob O’Neil as my primary preceptor and with Don Hart. After I was cleared and on my own as a paramedic I was lucky to be one of the first full time Paramedics to work out of ASM’s Johnson Memorial Medical Center office. Continue reading
Johnson Medic Dave White describes his career path.
I grew up in the small town of Sterling and graduated Plainfield High School in 1998. I joined the Connecticut Army National Guard in 1997, went to basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and went to Fort Eustis VA for ten months of aircraft avionics school. I spent the next five years going to drills and traveling throughout the country for training. I left the Guard six months before my unit was sent to Iraq.When I returned home in 1998 I joined Sterling Fire Department and went to Fire Fighter-I school and Medical Response Technician training. I felt a greater connection to EMS. I joined two of the local EMS departments; K-B Ambulance and Moosup-Plainfield Ambulance in 1999. I took an MRT to EMT-B bridge class and became Moosup-Plainfield Ambulance’s training officer shortly after I became an EMT-B. I remained active in both departments for the next three years until I moved out of the area. I was hired at ASM in March of 2002 and worked as an EMT-B and Dispatcher for the next two years. I started Paramedic school and returned to working only the road while I attended Hartford Hospital’s paramedic program. For the next 16 months I worked hard and finished first in my class.