First Job

St John Ambulance (6DS), AMS, RFDS etc. Frequencies, callsigns and discussion.

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First Job

Post by Ambul8 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:44 am

Righto then, since we have some people who drive to places going neenoor neenor, what was your first job as an attendant? what makes it memorable or why cant you remember it?


1st shift was a night, cold and rainy, on with a nutter who didnt talk.

1804!! (damn - i was hungry) hours, Priority 141 - chest pain. 15 minute drive.

bout 82 y/o female, Cardiac Hx a mile long, definatly ACPO!!

I have not, to this day, heard better moist gurgling resps!! I will remember this job for the clinically perfect crackles, ronchi, wheezes and gurgles. LOL

Oh and u should have seen the legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ambul8 - if u break urself i'll fix u! Maybe...

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Post by munchkin1981 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:03 am

what about if you do both vfas and comms cant tick both boxes
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Post by gkoutlis » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:53 am

Im with VFAS for the short term - have recentley got my AFA1 qualifications (Advanced First Aid) - And have just sent in my application for the Volunteer Ambulance Service.....

Been with VFAS for just over a year - with close to 500 hours of duty time this year already - and this Sunday will be my 60th event for the year...

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Post by bomber » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:06 am

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Post by Toottoot » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:23 am

there is an other category. I expect that was put there to cover all other arrangements and to keep the poll on one page


Post by Markmywords » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:51 am

Ambul8: mine would fall into the oh crap box :P

Just after 8am Car V Ped in Byford (101) right outside the dr surgery
70 y + # base of skull plus multiple #'s tib/fib bilateral
He tripped on the pavement and fell into the path off the oncoming car (which was being driven by a nurse who finished at AKDH how ironic)
P1 through to AKDH then a 84 transfer through to QE2
And was Code 90 about 4pm so i got told.

We had to go via belmont when we cleared n dicked round for god knows what reason and to a new dr's box then we got to about kelmscott when a 1 dropped in byford (Car v Ped) the time we hit armadale we got stood down as the patient had walked into the Dr's surgery and was ok.

And i wont mention anynames BUT a well known SJA paramedic and also well known in the VFAS took off in the van doors flappping and left me running to the phone box after being smacked in the head by one of the locals and no we never went back to get the patient....

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Post by eswife » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:09 am

My first job (many years ago) was a hit and run cyclist then we had to stand by at a car vs truck, one 90 and one critical. We ended up transferring the critical one to SCGH with a police escort and had all the lights manned by police, it was a good drive...

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Post by spacy250 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:39 pm

My first job was very boring, a 15 YO with a dislocated patela....whoopee...

My most memoriable was only a couple of weeks ago, first on scene at a 3 x 90 and 4 critical in Rockingham, what a mess. Dont want to do one of those again.


Post by rescue10 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:00 pm

My first a St Johns Volly at Barbagallo Raceway in Feb 82 was an unconcious rider with a fractured c.bone.

First Transports fron Barbagallo was the same year in march with a serious injured side car passanger when the sidecar flipped.was back in the brigade days now known as volunteer first aid.

Yep we did priority ones in out first aid post with doctors on board

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Post by munchkin1981 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:37 am

r u still with volunteer first aid?
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Post by rescue10 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:57 am

No im not.I have a life now.

They keep asking me to come back and keep sending letters and mail to my old address.

I suppose I was a big loss with doing average 4000 hours each year.

I wont be back to Doctor Terry Jongan is GONE

One good thing they paid for me to go to Darwin to compete in the National Comps.We came 4th.

Still to this day no other team in WA has recorded the same amount of State Titles to their credit.Wanneroo Divisions was the best.

Wanneroo Division does not exsiste now HQ closed it down and reopended it in Joondalup.

Most of the Wanneroo Guys are now running a private Ambulance Service


Post by Markmywords » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:15 am

4000 hrs a year sheesh
Most of the Wanneroo Guys are now running a private Ambulance Service
That being first aid services for sporting events or something else ?


Post by rescue10 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:32 am

Ambulance at WA Sporting Car Club and other motor sports events in the city of Wanneroo

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Post by ZO100_marto » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:36 am

rescue10 wrote:
I suppose I was a big loss with doing average 4000 hours each year.
365 days a years = 8760hrs, your saying you did 4000hrs a year?? whats that around 12hrs every day of the year??? or has my maths gone astray :?
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Post by rescue10 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:40 am

yer not much spair time.I was supprised when HQ added the times up from our sign on sheets.

We had public duties every night and out all weekend.

Wanneroo had the biggest work load in the State.We had 46 volunteers not counting our cadets.

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