Local ambo clapped

LastSaturday, Ben Bowman went to work to save lives just like he normally does, except it will be a little bit special as it was the paramedic’s 10 year anniversary as a life saver.
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NSW Ambulance Scone paramedic Ben Bowman has notched up 10 years with the service doing what he loves, saving people’s lives.

On September 5, Mr Bowman had been a paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service for a decade and for the past four years he has been stationed in Scone.

The journey to being a vital emergency service worker started when Mr Bowman set off to Charles Sturt University to study paramedical science.

Following completion of his degree he moved to Melbourne where he worked as an ambulance attendant in the private sector.

For the following two years he worked in the busy suburb of Hawthorne for Paramedical Services, before transferring to the public sector and gaining employment with NSW Ambulance in 2005.

Mr Bowman said he was interested in emergency ambulance work and career progression, which motivated the move.

His first stint in NSW was on the North Shore, followed by postings at Fairfield, Dorrigo and Merriwa before moving with his family to Scone.

Mr Bowman said he really enjoys his job as it is very fulfilling.

“We get to see the full range of the human condition – we see people at their best and at their worst.

“But we also get to make a positive difference to people’s lives,” he said.

“It can also be challenging having to make a split second decision with little information, and it is fatiguing, but we have a good bunch of guys and girls at Scone and a good source of support.”

Mr Bowman is one of five permanent and one relief paramedic stationed at Scone.

Mr Bowman said he would encourage others to pursue a career as a paramedic, as although it’s not a nine to five job, it becomes a part of who you are.

“If people really want to make a difference in other people’s lives, there is definitely a good opportunity through NSW ambulance.”

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