LEARNING CURVE: Sarah Philpott and Robert Weeks train with a dummy at Murgon Ambulance Station. Photo Brandon Livesay/ South Burnett Times
LEARNING CURVE: Sarah Philpott and Robert Weeks train with a dummy at Murgon Ambulance Station. Photo Brandon Livesay/ South Burnett Times Brandon Livesay

A busy start for South Burnett's newest paramedics

IF TWO trainee paramedics didn't know what they were in for before arriving in the South Burnett, they did after the first day.

It was a baptism of fire for trainee Robert Weeks who joined the team for two emergency callouts before he even finished his induction.

"We've got a lot of theory rattling around in there and now it's time to put it in to practice," Mr Weeks said.

If the first day was anything to go by, the next 12 months will bebusy for Mr Weeks, at Kingaroy station, and Sara Philpott, at Murgon station,  who started this month.

Both paramedics will be spending 12 months in the field learning all they can from their more experienced colleagues.

Murgon station chief Clifton Proud said the paramedics would work 10-hour shifts as well as being on call two-three days a week.

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