MOSSMAN’S NEW AMBO
FOR freshly minted paramedic Scott Wilson being posted to the Mossman station after four years of university study was an ideal way to begin his career. “It’s my dream job,” he said. “I’m pretty thankful to be posted in Mossman.
“I love helping a community I’ve called home for six years, it’s a good opportunity to give back.”
Mr Wilson has spent plenty of time getting to know the Douglas region, having worked as head lifeguard with Quicksilver for the past four years – an experience that lead him towards emergency services.
“Working on the reef you’re a long way away from help - as a lifeguard you’re it ...(it) really cemented that I could work as a paramedic ... knowing that I was able to deal with it and deal with it really well.”
Mr Wilson found the time to complete four years of university study to become a paramedic while he worked with Quicksilver – but ending up working in Mossman was a stroke of luck.
“My first preference was that I was willing to go anywhere ... I’m very happy with how it all worked out.
“I love it – especially here because it’s a small community – it feels nice to be able to make a difference in your local community.”
Since graduating from university he’s been working in Mossman for just a month. “It’s been a pretty rewarding month so far.”
New Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedic Scott Wilson on the job.