community south lincoln ambulance association volunteer

Due to the stress and responsibilities of running an architectural business, I consciously chose not to add to his stress level by becoming an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).
Instead, with CPR and defensive driving training, the I served as an ambulance driver aiding trained EMTs and Paramedics with supplies, training classes, extrication, and patient packaging.
I was the primary driver for six years. In recent years, a bad back has kept me from full participation.
My wife, Lynn, is also a volunteer, usually recording patient data and stats.

Crash scene, Highway 34, east of Waldport, Oregon, 2008.
The call involved patient extraction with "jaws of life" for the driver in a vehicle vs log truck crash.

yachats ambulance design
"In 2004, I lent my artistic and organizational skills to the committee which designed Yachat's new ambulance."

South Lincoln Ambulance, Yachats, Oregon, 2004.
Often called "the wave" or "tsunami" the graphics are unique along the coast.

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