Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lakeside Welcomes Paramedic Intern Watte

The Lakeside Fire Protection District welcomes Paramedic Intern Brent Watte to the community of Lakeside. This 22 year old Alpine resident is in the final phase of his paramedic training. Assigned to veteran Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Williams, Brent will complete 22 shifts, of carefully supervised, internship on Medic 3 (Lake Jennings Station). During this internship Brent will be required to demonstrate the essential skills of operating in the pre-hospital setting.

Paramedic Intern Brent Watte

Currently a student at the EMSTA College, this phase of his training is the culmination of a year long quest that included a didactic portion where the "book knowledge" of being a paramedic is tackled. Only if this section is completed the intern is then sent to the local hospitals to start using their advanced life support skills under the close supervisions of doctors and nurses. With completion of these two sections the students are then sent out to regional paramedic providers to prove their abilities under "real world" conditions.

Brent is currently a reserve firefighter with the San Miguel Fire District, and hopes to find employment with a local fire agency as a Firefighter-Paramedic.

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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