New ambo

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

PORT Dou­glas Am­bu­lance has wel­comed a new mem­ber to its team.

Zak Pi­tra, an Ad­vanced Care Para­medic 2, has joined the Port sta­tion af­ter a six-year post­ing in Cairns.

Orig­i­nally from Melbourne, Zac worked with the Vic­to­rian Po­lice while un­der­tak­ing a para­medic science de­gree.

Like many ‘‘Mex­i­cans’’ be­fore him, Zak first vis­ited Cairns on hol­i­day, liked what he saw, came back for an­other hol­i­day and de­cided to make the move per­ma­nent.

Af­ter fur­ther train­ing he was ac­cepted into the Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice. It’s a job he loves.

‘‘Go­ing to some­one re­quir­ing as­sis­tance, it’s great to see we can help in­di­vid­u­als, and pro­vide both re­lief for them and their fam­i­lies,’’ Zak said.

‘‘There’s also the fact you don’t know what is go­ing to hap­pen on a call-out, you just have to be ready to deal with any sit­u­a­tion.’’

Zac’s time will be split be­tween Yarrabah and Port Dou­glas sta­tions.

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