A day in the life of a Melbourne motorcycle paramedic

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  1. mhpr262

    mhpr262 Banned

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  2. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    Now that is a cool idea.
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  3. GordoS

    GordoS Pawn in game of life

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    Stuff just wants to fall out, especially when you are on the side stand. And if they are the BMW ones, it will only take a couple of falls to put them out of commission. DAMHIK.

    I believe they are also doing motorcycle medics in Israel.
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  5. ghostryder

    ghostryder Long timer

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    Thanks for the link.
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  6. AdvParamedic

    AdvParamedic Adventurer

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    honestly.. if i wasnt so vertically challenged i would be doing this job. I live in NSW Australia and we have these in the city. I absolutely love the idea of it as i usually ride on adventures as the medic on an F8. I work for NSW Ambulance with a 3 year degree behined me as a Paramedic. This is my ultamate job.

    [​IMG]

    <3
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  7. redneckdan

    redneckdan Hold my beer & watch this

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    I am a first responder for the township. I keep a bit of kit on the six-fiddy. Makes it a lot easier getting though a gawkers block or to an accident in the local off road park. Can't carry as much but when you're going quick and light it makes a perfect match.
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  8. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    I was involved in Blood Bikes for a while. A volunteer organisation delivering blood/organs/xrays between hospitals for "out of hours" service, to reduce the hospitals' costs of hiring couriers.

    Motorcycle medics make a lot of sense in congested streets. I remember reading about how two were amongst the first on the scene to the London tube bombings.
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  9. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    So. Freaking. Cool.


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  10. mtnbikeboy

    mtnbikeboy Been here awhile

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    Pretty cool. I find it interesting that he has a full range of drugs including antibiotics (which I don't believe US medics carry), but I didn't see any intubation equipment. Was it not shown, or do Aussie medics only carry oral airways?
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  11. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Been here awhile

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    I passed through Sydney about twenty years ago, and spent a little time talking with some moto based medics at that time. I'm a medic, so I had some serious professional curiosity, and they were kind enough to invite me to the station to talk a bit, and to show me their kit.

    What a cool job!

    Theoretically, they were able to get to a patient much faster than a conventional ambulance, splitting lanes and using one way streets etc. Transport rig came separately.

    1) wear cool leather costume

    2) get paid to ride a motorcycle

    3) get to help people

    4) work solo, like a boss
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  12. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    As a paramedic. Hell yeah!

    Probably not gonna happen in the U.S. though. Sadly :(
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