At the age of 28-years-old this is my tenth year in the pre-hospital emergency medical system. I got my start at Thomaston Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) at the age of 18. Five months after joining TVAC I completed an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course and proudly acquired my EMT certification. Over the next two years as a member of TVAC I gained my EMT-Intermediate level through more education and became an advisor of TVAC’s Explorer post.
In August, 2003 I was employed by an EMS Management and Staffing Service. My role included staffing Volunteer Ambulance companies throughout the state of Connecticut. By staffing twelve different volunteer ambulance associations and receiving medical control through seven hospitals my knowledge and adaptability was expanded upon. Continue reading