Plympton-Wyoming Fire Department (Wyoming Station), Tanker 2 blocking traffic on scene of a single vehicle rollover on Confederation Line, east of Wyoming
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Today the young men and women attending the 2019 Summer Youth Academy fought through their hardest week.
Dedicated to learning the ins and outs of the profession of Law Enforcement, these Explorers tackled a lot in their first week. Defensive Tactics, Crime Scene Investigation, Report Writing, and Emergency Life Saving techniques.
The week ended on both an extremely challenging and proud note. These young professionals were exposed to OC spray and then required to do physical tasks, recite penal codes, and support their fellow classmates. They fought hard and all crossed the finish line victorious.
We are extremely proud of the teamwork, courage, and discipline shown today.
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The Petrolia & North Enniskillen Fire Departments team taking part in the bed races during the Petrolia Canada Day celebrations
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0 2418 July, 2019
Today I woke up feeling happy. Smiling, laughing, ready to enjoy the day 😊⠀
It has been a long time since I woke up feeling this way. Some days, just the thought of getting out of bed was more than I could handle. I’m thankful that I’ve been able to find my way back and I know I’m on the right path.⠀
I never expected to find myself on this mental health journey. But here I am. I am proud that I was able to recognize that I what I was feeling wasn’t normal. It’s easy for first responders just to accept that it comes with the territory, but you shouldn’t suffer for any job and you don’t have to. ⠀
Medication isn’t weakness⠀
Asking for help isn’t weakness⠀
Taking time off isn’t weakness ⠀
Therapy isn’t weakness⠀
It isn’t an easy road, at times it is down right painful. I have felt and experienced many things I never expected. But it is worth the hard work and pain to feel joy, happiness and triumph again.⠀
Get ready work family, I’m coming back 😁
Wishing a wonderful colleague all the best. We are sad to see her go ❤️❤️
My Armour. After 11 years as a paramedic, I have made the most difficult decision of my life, thus far. I have resigned from a career that I once LOVED so much. I know this is the best decision and one I will never regret, but in this moment of vulnerability, it feels as through I am grieving a loss. It hurts. It is a loss I suppose. I lived and breathed everything paramedic. I busted my ass in a highly competitive program to successfully get through and land a job right out of school. This was my identity. I wasn’t “Jami”, I was a paramedic first. When I put this uniform on I played a role. I was there to help in any situation no matter how chaotic or tragic. I’ve worked along side some of the most incredibly resilient, intelligent and fun people one could ever know. Many people have no idea what an “ambulance driver” is or does. First of all, yes they do drive an ambulance but they are paramedics, not ambulance drivers. It’s so crazy to be so clueless about a role, yet, when you are having the absolute worst day of your life and call 911 for help, the paramedic is the person you will be most vulnerable to and grateful to see in your greatest moment of need. Everyone knows what a doctor does and holds them to a high regard, but have you ever considered who the doctor is calling when they are in need of help? A paramedic! I could go on, however, I just want to say one lasts thing. I am now choosing to close this chapter of my life, that took me from 22-33 years old. I am so grateful and honoured to have helped so many. Cheers to 11 years! I’ll let my amazing co-workers take it from here. #paramedic#firstresponders#ivegotyourback911#movingon#thankful#grateful#justajob#betrue#liveyourbestlife#beyourownboss#inspire#ptsdawareness#mentalhealthiswealth#supporteachother