Started in EMS as a Basic EMT, continued school and went Intermediate, then Paramedic. Worked with our Tribes EMS for about 9 years. Joined the Fire Dept. as a part-time/POC 8 years ago, went fulltime about 5 years ago.
We opened our third station at Hondah, near the Northern border of our Reservation. I was selected to be one of the few who started this station. We work with Pinetop-Lakeside FD, automatic aid. This is all a new learning experience for us. So use to having just the company at our calls, now we got all the help plus some.
We rotated our station personnel, I am back in Whiteriver for now