MOSS­MAN’S NEW AMBO

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Scott Tib­balls

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.”

Pic­ture: SCOTT TIB­BALLS

New Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice Para­medic Scott Wil­son on the job.

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