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The Toronto Paramedic Services Staff Memorial was created to honour the memory of dedicated and devoted staff members who have passed away.

The Tree of Life was dedicated at Toronto Ambulance Headquarters on Thursday May 22, 2001. It was a cast bronze replica of a tree containing bronze leaves inscribed with the names and dates of all our employees who have passed away. These names, which include retired staff, represent those who worked for Toronto’s ambulance services that we could trace from 1832 onward.

Due to the tree filling up, a Memorial Wall with brass plates containing the names, dates and photos of our colleagues replaced the Tree of Life on November 1, 2012.

The online version contains the same information that you will find on the memorial in the lobby.

This memorial is a tribute to the men and women who dedicated their lives to an organization that is always there when the cry for help is sounded. It is located in the front lobby of Emergency Services Headquarters and visitors are welcome to view this tree and pay their respects.

The names of our fallen comrades are a testament to those who came before us and passed the torch so they will not be forgotten.

Their contribution to the public will not be forgotten.

PoppyIndicates that the former ambulance staff member was a veteran. Place the mouse over the poppy and a tooltip will indicate in which war the veteran served.

Pre 1975Indicates the ambulance personnel who worked for a Toronto area ambulance service but were not employed after the 1975 amalgamation. Their names do not appear on the Tree of Life located in the lobby of EMS Headquarters.


2016
Trista Smye

Trista Smye

Paramedic from May 22, 2002 to July 20, 2017.
Passed away July 20, 2017.
Milda Morgan (Marjama)

Milda Morgan (Marjama)

Emergency medical dispatcher from October 3, 1990 to June 29, 1999.
Passed away July 17, 2017.
George Eliadis

George Eliadis

Paramedic and deputy commander from May 28, 1990 to July 15, 2017.
Passed away July 15, 2017.
Leonard Klinck

Leonard Klinck

Owner /Paramedic/ Deputy chief from 1946 to August 31, 1987.
Passed away May 19, 2017.
Greg Allan

Gregory Allan

Paramedic from June 10, 1991 to May 18, 2001.
Passed away May 18, 2017.

William “Bill” McTaggart

Paramedic from September 27, 1978 to September 7, 2001.
Passed away April 11, 2017.
Tony Romain

Tony Romain

Paramedic from 1963 to 1975, then York Region 1975 to 1992.
Passed away February 12, 2017.
Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith

Emergency medical dispatcher and superintendent from July 16, 1986 to December 31, 2013.
Passed away January 8, 2017.
 

2016
Dave Van Praagh

Dave Van Praagh

Paramedic from 1963 to April 27, 1995.
Passed away December 10, 2016.
Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson

Paramedic from June 18, 1973 to March 31, 1997.
Passed away December 6, 2016.
Gina Erichsen

Gina Erichsen

Emergency medical dispatcher from June 16, 1973 to September 30, 1994.
Passed away November 25, 2016.
Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke

Medic with private services from 1939 to 1955.
Passed away November 25, 2016.
Tom McGovern

Tom McGovern

Paramedic from January 10, 1990 to November 12, 2016.
Passed away November 12, 2016.
Pamela Twiselton

Pamela Twiselton

Paramedic from February 4, 1987 to December 23, 1999.
Passed away October 18, 2016.
George Wright

George Wright

Paramedic from June 23, 1969 to 1974.
Passed away August 26, 2016.
Robert Yates

Robert Yates

Paramedic from September 17, 1979 to July 19, 2016.
Passed away July 19, 2016.
Ryan Macintosh

Ryan Macintosh

Emergency medical dispatcher from May 25, 2005 to June 6, 2016.
Passed away June 6, 2016.
Cyril Johnson

Cyril Johnson

Paramedic from 1961 to December 30, 1994.
Passed away April 24, 2016.
Gerry Huckstep

Gerry Huckstep

Paramedic and district supervisor from December 27, 1968 to December 31, 1994.
Passed away April 10, 2016.
Scott Patterson

Ron Martino

Paramedic with Ogden Ambulance Service from the 1960’s to December 1975.
Passed away March 25, 2016.
George Kislashko

George Kislashko

Paramedic and superintendent from September 17, 1975 to April 30, 2010.
Passed away March 8, 2016.
Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Equipment repair technician from December 28, 1988 to February 10, 2016.
Passed away February 10, 2016.
Ralf Kling

Ralf Kling

Paramedic and scheduler from January 5, 1981 to January 30, 2016.
Passed away January 30, 2016.
Gordon Kane

Gordon Kane

Paramedic from 1962 to April 30, 2004.
Passed away January 5, 2016.
 
 

2015
Robert Bedford

Robert Bedford

Paramedic from August 1, 1973 to June 27, 1995.
Passed away October 31, 2015.
Masoud Rajabi-Asl

Masoud Rajabi-Asl

Paramedic from May 22, 2009 to August 18, 2015.
Passed away August 18, 2015.
Wilf Salter

Wilf Salter

Paramedic from June 16, 1973 to March 31, 1997.
Passed away July 15, 2015.
John Morton

John Morton

Paramedic from December 12, 1972 to November 30, 2005.
Passed away June 9, 2015.
Alan Bowie

Alan Bowie

Paramedic from December 10, 1970 to 1986.
Passed away March 31, 2015.
Glenn Munro

Glenn Munro

Paramedic from May 24, 1977 to April 2, 2000.
Passed away February 15, 2015.
Lewis Lake

Lewis Lake

Paramedic from April 2, 1974 to March 31, 2006.
Passed away January 16, 2015.
 
 

2014
Edward “Ted” Kelly

Edward “Ted” Kelly

Paramedic and superintendent from November 23, 1970 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away November 28, 2014.
Dean Lynden

Dean Lynden

Paramedic and superintendent from September 1970 to January 31, 2006.
Passed away October 11, 2014.
James Clearwater

James Clearwater

Paramedic from 1973 to January 10, 1989.
Passed away August 29, 2014.
Thomas Herbert

Thomas Herbert

Paramedic, dispatcher, area manager from 1960 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away July 8, 2014.
James Oram

James Oram

Emergency medical dispatcher/ superintendent from April 7, 1976 to January 31, 2007.
Passed away June 14, 2014.
Mark Soloman

Mark Soloman

Paramedic / district supervisor from June 18, 1979 to March 6, 2006.
Passed away June 1, 2014.
James Brown

James Brown

Paramedic from 1967 to February 28, 2007.
Passed away Passed away May 8, 2014.
Nancy Fouineteau

Nancy Fouineteau

Paramedic from February 12, 2007 to April 29, 2014.
Passed away April 29, 2014.
Edward “Ted” O’Halloran

Edward “Ted” O’Halloran

Paramedic from February 16, 1962 to October 31, 1989.
Passed away April 3, 2014.

Poppy

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

Superintendent from March 29, 1976 to May 31, 2010.
Passed away February 28, 2014.
 
 

2013
Frances Jerrett

Frances Jerrett

Jerrett Ambulance service operator from 1937 to 1955.
Passed away December 18, 2013.
Jessica Pessoa

Jessica Pessoa

Emergency medical dispatcher from October 25, 2005 to September 21, 2013.
Passed away September 21, 2013.
Jack Hallowell

Jack Hallowell

Owner of Hallowell Ambulance from 1957 to December 1975.
Passed away September 11, 2013.
James Simpson

James Simpson

Paramedic from May 28, 1990 to September 27, 2009.
Passed away July 14, 2013.
Richard Ashton

Richard Ashton

Dispatcher from October 27, 1982 to April 15, 1994.
Passed away August 1, 2013.
Glen Ruppel

Glen Ruppel

Paramedic, dispatcher superintendent, November 22, 1974 to June 30, 2010.
Passed away February 11, 2013.
Lloyd Patterson

Lloyd Patterson

Medic from July 2, 1968 to June 30, 1994.
Passed away March 26, 2013.
George Partridge

George Partridge

Manager from January 5, 1977 to December 31, 2001.
Passed away February 2, 2013.
Walter Cole

Walter Cole

Medic from 1966 to June 1987.
Passed away February 15, 2013.

Poppy


2012
Fatima Van Hende

Fatima Van Hende

Dispatcher from November 30, 1987 to January 5, 1996.
Passed away December 29, 2012.
Harry Heatherington

Harry Heatherington

Communications supervisor from February 7, 1969 to May 8, 1993.
Passed away December 18, 2012.
Robbie Dahdouh

Robbie Dahdouh

Paramedic from October 31, 1994 to December 4, 2012.
Passed away December 4, 2012.
William Lowery

William Lowery

Paramedic from May 29, 1972 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away October 21, 2012.
Edward Reeves

Edward Reeves

Medic and manager from 1961 to 1990.
Passed away October 13, 2012.
 Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher

Paramedic from December 1, 1970 to February 28, 1995.
Passed away October 9, 2012.
Loucas Thomas

Loucas Thomas

Medic from August 7, 1969 to July 30, 1993.
Passed away September 12, 2012.
David Tarasco

David Tarasco

Paramedic and scheduler from September 5, 1973 to November 30, 2009.
Passed away July 21, 2012.
Andy Tavolacci

Andy Tavolacci

Paramedic from 1967 to September 16, 1992.
Passed away June 30, 2012.
Jack Baker

Jack Baker

Paramedic from April 1967 to June 27, 1995.
Passed away June 22, 2012.
Francis McGloin

Francis McGloin

Paramedic from December 1, 1970 to November 18, 1991.
Passed away April 21, 2012.

Poppy

Eldon Barton

Eldon Barton

Medic and dispatcher from March 11, 1966 to June 28, 1985.
Passed away April 11, 2012.
Henry Nachuk

Henry Nachuk

Medic from April 20, 1954 to April 30, 1994.
Passed away March 31, 2012.
 
 

2011
Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Ambulance Services from 1975 to 1987.
Passed away December 22, 2011.
Paul Galbraith

Paul Galbraith

Medic from January 10, 1967 to December 12, 1980.
Passed away October 13, 2011.
Thomas Wharton

Thomas Wharton

Paramedic from May 12, 1969 to October 31, 2001.
Passed away September 27, 2011.
 Richard Bodoro

Richard Bodoro

Clerical staff from 1983 to 1993.
Passed away September 5, 2011.
George Martin

George Martin

Medic and communications supervisor from 1951 to September 16, 1992.
Passed away June 6, 2011.

Poppy

Don Kerr

Don Kerr

Paramedic from June 5, 1973 to November 30, 1999.
Passed away April 27, 2011.
Chris Bateman

Chris Bateman

Paramedic and emergency medical dispatcher from June 15, 1984 to April 4, 2011.
Passed away April 4, 2011.
John Coffey

John Coffey

Paramedic January 1, 1973 until March 14, 2011.
Passed away March 14, 2011.
Wanda Barrie

Wanda Barrie

Accounting clerk from January 2 1980 until her retirement on May 31, 1995.
Passed away March 1, 2011.
Robert Magee

Robert Magee

Paramedic from April 1, 1974 to February 10, 2011.
Passed away February 10, 2011.
Marcus Walsh

Marcus Walsh

Medic from May 10, 1968 to May 1990.
Passed away January 18, 2011.
 

2010
Bruce Lent

Bruce Lent

Medic from October 21, 1970 until December 30, 1994.
Passed away December 18, 2010.
Dianne Smith

Dianne Smith

Medic from 1973 to 1975. Dianne was one of the first female medics in Toronto in the 1970s.
Passed away December 16, 2010.
Robert Richards

Robert Richards

Medic from November 23, 1970 to February 28, 1991.
Passed away November 30, 2010.
John Stapley

John Stapley

Medic from 1952 to 1992.
Passed away November 14, 2010.
George Riddell

George Riddell

Medic from 1940 to 1975.
Passed away September 26, 2010.
Poppy
Arthur “Art” Griffiths

Arthur “Art” Griffiths

Medic from July 1, 1970 to 1994.
Passed away May 25, 2010.
Poppy
William “Bill” Newell

William “Bill” Newell

Paramedic from September 5, 1972 to April 29, 1994.
Passed away April 29, 2010.
Robert Caldwell

Robert Caldwell

Medic and emergency medical dispatcher from 1967 to March 15, 1994.
Passed away April 20, 2010.
Bruce Porter

Bruce Porter

Medic from December 1959 to December 5, 1983.
Passed away February 23, 2010.

2009
Vito “Bill” Triolo

Vito “Bill” Triolo

Paramedic from November 1, 1968 to November 30, 1993.
Passed away December 31, 2009.
Bryan MacNeill

Bryan MacNeill

Paramedic from October 21, 1970 to April 30, 2006.
Passed away December 20, 2009.
Ronald Antonenko

Ronald Antonenko

Paramedic from October 10,1973 to November 2, 2009.
Passed away November 2, 2009.
Ulrich Korittko

Ulrich Korittko

Paramedic from September 17, 1975 to September 16, 2009.
Passed away September 16, 2009.
Paul Stoner

Paul Stoner

Area manager from September 1976 to 1986.
Passed away September 2, 2009
Don Harris

Don Harris

Paramedic and scheduling supervisor from October 1, 1975 to August 31, 2001.
Passed away August 12, 2009.
Ronald Baird

Ronald Baird

Paramedic from February 9, 1976 to April 27, 2001.
Passed away July 28, 2009.
Renee Greffe

Renee Greffe

Paramedic from May 26, 2008 to May 31, 2009.
Passed away May 31, 2009.
Archie Fleming

Archie Fleming

Paramedic and supervisor from November 15, 1968 to November 2001.
Passed away April 11, 2009.
John Krolicki

John Krolicki

Paramedic from March 10, 1967 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away March 29, 2009.
Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Paramedic from May 26, 1982 to March 19, 2009.
Passed away March 19, 2009.
James White

James White

Medic, dispatcher, supervisor from October 21, 1974 to June 6, 1995.
Passed away March 15, 2009.
Fred Fell

Fred Fell

Paramedic from 1948 to August 1981.
Passed away March 6. 2009.
Poppy
 
 

2008
Paul Smyth

Paul Smyth

Paramedic and district supervisor from 1965 to January 31, 2001.
Passed away December 8, 2008.
Etta Gordon

Etta Gordon

Dispatcher and office administrator, Reliable and Amalgamated Ambulance Service, from 1958 to 1964.
Passed away December 5, 2008.
pre-75
Russell Mullins

Russell Mullins

Paramedic from October 14, 1980 to October 6, 2008.
Passed away October 6, 2008.
Ron Hannah

Ron Hannah

Paramedic from March 3, 1967 to March 31 1994.
Passed away September 13, 2008.
Jeannie Burge

Jeannie Burge

Ambulance service clerk from January 26, 1973 to August 6, 1975.
Passed away August 13, 2008.
Martin Langier

Martin Langier

Paramedic from May 29, 2000 to March 28, 2008.
Passed away March 28, 2008.
Walter Collins

Walter Collins

Paramedic with DES and Toronto EMS from November 4, 1974 to June 4, 2004.
Passed away March 28, 2008.
Katherine Stephens

Katherine Stephens

Emergency medical dispatcher and systems control supervisor from October 7, 1981 to February 19, 2008.
Passed away March 4, 2008.
Calvin Lucas

Calvin Lucas

Paramedic from November 1, 1970 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away February 20, 2008.
Gordon Munro

Gordon Munro

Paramedic with Ogden ambulance, dispatcher with DES, manager of York County ambulance Newmarket and manager of Lindsay CACC between the mid 1960s and mid 2000s.
Passed away on February 6, 2008.
Nicholas “Nick” Zloty

Nicholas “Nick” Zloty

Paramedic from June 23, 1969 to June 23 , 1995.
Passed away January 29, 2008.
 

2007
Erol Gundogan

Erol Gundogan

Paramedic from June 26, 1997 to December 21, 2007.
Passed away December 21, 2007.
Csaba “Steve” Nagy

Csaba “Steve” Nagy

Paramedic from August 7, 1969 to June 29, 1995.
Passed away November 4, 2007.
Andrew Docherty

Andrew Docherty

Paramedic and scheduler from June 18, 1973 to July 31, 2001.
Passed away October 18, 2007.
David Hull

David Hull

Paramedic from September 15, 1980 to September 24, 2007.
Passed away September 24, 2007.
Len Dunsford

Len Dunsford

Paramedic from May 1968 to 1987.
Passed away June 5, 2007.
Poppy
Edward Nagurski

Edward Nagurski

Paramedic and scheduler from 1960s to June 30, 1995.
Passed away May 15, 2007.
William (Graham) Brunton

William (Graham) Brunton

Paramedic from December 13, 1968 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away May 4, 2007.
Roland Schurian

Roland Schurian

Paramedic from November 12, 1973 to November 30, 2000.
Passed away May 1, 2007.
Antonio (Tony) Tripodi

Antonio (Tony) Tripodi

Paramedic from 1967 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away April 22, 2007.
Jack Ruan

Jack Ruan

Paramedic from 1975 to July 21, 1983.
Passed away April 2, 2007.
Isabelle Pattison

Isabelle Pattison

Emergency medical dispatcher.
Passed away January 28, 2007.
Lloyd Gibson

Lloyd Gibson

Paramedic from November 8, 1968 to November 30, 1990.
Passed away January 8, 2007.Poppy
William Chater

William Chater

Paramedic from 1960s to 1977.
Passed away January 1, 2007.
Dr. Alan Carrie

Dr. Alan Carrie

Medical adviser to the Department of Emergency Services 1968 to 1975.
Passed away April 8, 2007.
pre-75
 

2006
Gordon Osborne

Gordon Osborne

Paramedic and supervisor from October 21,1970 to June 30, 1995
EMS Chaplain from 2001 to October 9, 2006.
Passed away October 9, 2006.
Morley Hallowell

Morley Hallowell

Paramedic from 1953 – 1974.
Passed away September, 2006.pre-75
John Phillips

John Phillips

Paramedic from 1976 to May, 1984.
Passed away August 8, 2006.
Frederick J. Hughes

Frederick J. Hughes

Paramedic from February 1945 to February 1982.
Passed away July 17, 2006.
William Goodyear

William Goodyear

Paramedic and supervisor from February 8, 1952 to August, 1978.
Passed away June 14, 2006.Poppy
Jim Farkas

Jim Farkas

Paramedic from January 27, 1967 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away April 1, 2006.
Charlie Stewart

Charlie Stewart

Paramedic and dispatcher from February 23, 1962 to December 31, 1993.
Passed away March 30, 2006.
 
 

2005
Amy Lywak

Amy Lywak

Paramedic from February 28, 2000 to November 4, 2005.
Passed away November 4, 2005.
Wayne Verge

Wayne Verge

Emergency medical dispatcher and communications supervisor from October 27, 1982 to August 12, 2005.
Passed away August 12, 2005.
Edward Winn

Edward Winn

Paramedic from June 1969 to March 2001.
Passed away August 5, 2005.
Anastasios “Tom X” Xanthoupulos

Anastasios “Tom X” Xanthoupulos

Paramedic from April 1968 to January 1990.
Passed away August 1, 2005.
Ursula Korittko

Ursula Korittko

Medic from January 5, 1981 to May 1991.
Passed away July 28, 2005.
Dave Bath

Dave Bath

Paramedic from July 1946 to July 1982.
Passed away July 10, 2005.
Poppy
Gerald Robson

Gerald Robson

Conversion Shop supervisor from 1982 to 1988.
Passed away June 2, 2005.
Manfred Kiewel

Manfred Kiewel

Paramedic from October 20, 1971 to January 18, 1993.
Passed away May 5, 2005.
William “Bill” Kehoe

William “Bill” Kehoe

Paramedic from June 23, 1969 to September 1983.
Passed away April 20, 2005.
William “Bill” Duggan

William “Bill” Duggan

Paramedic from September 19, 1972 to June 30, 1995.
Passed away January 19, 2005.
 
 

2004
Terry Spencley

Terry Spencley

Paramedic and scheduler from October 1968 to June 1995.
Passed away December 18, 2004.
Patrick William Brown

Patrick William Brown

Paramedic and scheduler from October 1972 to October 1992.
Passed away July 10, 2004.
Poppy
John Smith

John Smith

Paramedic and communication manager from 1963 to June 1995.
Passed away June 16, 2004.
Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Paramedic and emergency medical dispatcher from January 1967 to June 1995.
Passed away May 14, 2004.
Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Paramedic from 1970 to 1994.
Passed away April 4, 2004.
Poppy
Fred Toshoff

Fred Toshoff

Paramedic from 1975 to 1991.
Passed away April 12, 2004.
Robert Ham

Robert Ham

Paramedic and dispatcher from 1970 to October 2000.
Passed away on March 4, 2004.
Peter Mugford

Peter Mugford

Paramedic and scheduler from October 1987 to December 2000.
Passed away February 29, 2004.
William Carpenter

William Carpenter

Emergency medical dispatcher from November 1984 to February 2004.
Passed away on February 24, 2004.

2003
Michael Danaher

Michael Danaher

Paramedic from January 21, 1970 to March 31, 1997.
Passed away November 13, 2003.
Wayne Dufty

Wayne Dufty

Paramedic and dispatcher from September 17, 1975 to May 29, 2003.
Passed away May 29, 2003.
Harold George

Harold George

Paramedic from June 8, 1948 to August 31, 1981.
Passed away 2003.

Poppy

Frederick P. Weegar

Frederick P. Weegar

Paramedic from 1962 to February 23, 1989.
Passed away 2003.

Poppy

Bill Wilkinson

Bill Wilkinson

Paramedic and dispatch supervisor from September 1974 to February 1989.
Passed away 2003.
 

2002
Jack Page

Jack Page

Paramedic and dispatcher from June 27, 1949. October 1976.
Passed away September 21, 2002.
Poppy
John Fleming

John Fleming

Paramedic and dispatcher from February 27, 1967 to September 12, 2002.
Passed away September 12, 2002.
John Leuty

John Leuty

Paramedic from December 1, 1970 to March 1987.
Passed away August 12, 2002.
Richard “Rick” Boustead

Richard “Rick” Boustead

Paramedic and media relations supervisor from October 1, 1975 to July 1, 2002.
Passed away July 1, 2002.
Stanley Bradshaw

Stanley Bradshaw

Paramedic from August 7, 1969 to October 19, 1994.
Passed away June 28, 2002.
Barry Greenwood

Barry Greenwood

Paramedic and scheduler from August 6, 1975 to June 12, 2002.
Passed away June 12, 2002.
Alexander Patterson

Alexander Patterson

Paramedic from April 30, 1974 to October 31, 1993.
Passed away February 25, 2002.
Thomas Humphrey

Thomas Humphrey

Medic and owner of Humphrey Ambulance 1939 to 1959.
Passed away October, 2002.Poppy
Robert A. Carlton

Robert A. Carlton

Paramedic from May 24, 1988 to 2002.
Passed away 2002.

2001
Morris Cairns

Morris Cairns

Medic and owner of Cairns Brothers Ambulance from 1946 to 1952.
Passed away November 2, 2001.
  • Poppy
  • pre-75
William F. Greig

William F. Greig

Paramedic from December 1, 1970 to August 31, 2000.

Passed away November 1, 2001.
Norman Avery

Norman Avery

Paramedic and supervisor from June 23, 1969 to 1995.
Passed away August 12, 2001.
Anton “Tye” Tyukodi

Anton “Tye” Tyukodi

Paramedic from October 7, 1974 to June 20, 2001.

Passed away June 20, 2001.

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

Paramedic and scheduler from March 10, 1975 to May 18, 1997.
Passed away 2001.
 

2000
Boris Cholodny

Boris Cholodny

Paramedic from February 14, 1977 to December 5, 2000.

Passed away December 5, 2000.
Paul Zwicker

Paul Zwicker

Paramedic from September 27, 1978 to March 25, 2000.
Passed away March 25, 2000.
Robert Kane

Robert Kane

Medic and owner of Kane Ambualnce 1952 to 1975.
Passed away July 26, 2000.
pre-75
Harry Martin

Harry Martin

Paramedic and scheduler from November 16, 1973 to August 1991.
Passed away July 17, 2000.
Esther Schindel

Esther Schindel

Clerk with Provincial Ambulance Service from May 1966 to 1995 then to DAS
Clerk from December 10, 1975 to April 23 1991.
Passed away 2000.
William A. Armstrong

William A. Armstrong

Paramedic from April 28, 1975 to August 25, 1992.
Passed away 2000.

Andrew Zavgorodni

Paramedic.
Passed 2000.