Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
I'm also a volunteer Paramedic at Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services. I used to be a volunteer EMT/Firefighter at Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department but unfortunately had to give it up due to my full time job.
Nationally Registered Paramedic
Pennsylvania State Certified Paramedic
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
International Traumatic Life Support
Advanced Pre-hospital Airway Management
Advanced Stroke Life Support
Essentials of Firefighting
+ Many More to come...
Like I said above, I was born into this... Both my mom & dad were members of the fire department and both were EMTs that worked for the original Canonsburg Ambulance Service (VFW 191). I grew up in the fire dept. and had many "2nd Dad's and Uncles" that soon gave me "brothers & sisters". I've always known that this was going to be a vital part of my life and will be for a very long time. At 14, I became an official member of my volunteer fire dept. and at 16, I became a PA Certified EMT. When I turned 18, I was finally able to run on the ambulances and became a volunteer at both Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services and Tri-Community Ambulance. My mom and I continued to be members of Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department up until a few months ago. Currently, my mom, stepdad and myself all work at Elizabeth Twp. Area EMS and Tri-Community Ambulance. I recently finished my Paramedic training and became Nationally Registered and PA State Certified in September of 2008. I love helping people and saving lives! I don't know anything else...
I may be a girly-girl that likes to wear make-up and get dressed up but I definitely know how to get down & dirty with my boys. I know my limitations and I strive for the highest in everything I do. And although many have their ideas of what females in emergency services truly are, I am proud to say that I am neither!
Anything else you may want to know... feel free to ask me and I'll more than happily try to answer your questions ; )
Being in emergency services was never really a choice for me... it was my life!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
the fun that I bring to those that are burnt-out or tired of their job. I have such a bubbly personality, in general, but the fun and energy that I bring to everything because for the most part, all of this is new to me. They have such a good time teaching me and showing me the ropes and breaking me into EMS.