April 9, 2017
Kingaroy Ambulance Station has eight new faces on its work roster … enough for the station to be now officially running 24/7.
The eight staff members include two graduate paramedics who are completing their placement year – basically an internship – at Kingaroy QAS.
The new staff members were introduced to members of the Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) on Friday night during a meet’n’greet at the Kingaroy Ambulance Station.
The LAC is a support group for the Kingaroy QAS, organising fundraising to purchase training and other equipment for use in the station.
LAC members also conduct CPR awareness-raising activities in the community.
Kingaroy Ambulance officer-in-charge Travis Cramb said the new workers meant the station now had 16 staff members, including himself.
Most of the new team members began on March 7, although two had just come aboard.
The station began its 24/7 roster in March.
“We have had a constant workflow for a long period of time,” Travis said.
“The new roster will help with fatigue.”
Three new members of the LAC were also inducted at Friday’s meet’n’greet: Abigail Anderrson, Goodger; John Shaw, Kingaroy; and Cr Danita Potter.