Tough jobs in B.C.
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Bronwyn Barter is a paramedic in Nelson, B.C.
Paramedics help people in emergency medical situations.
They help people before they get to the hospital.
Bronwyn wanted to be a paramedic at five years old.
At the time, she was with her sister and father.
It was late at night.
They were driving near Chilliwack, B.C.
and saw a car accident.
“That picture has always stayed in my head.”
Two children in the accident were missing.
They were not wearing their seatbelts,
and they went through the windshield.
Bronwyn’s father, an RCMP officer,
stopped the car. It was dark.
He looked for the two children.
Bronwyn and her sister waited quietly.
Bronwyn’s father found the two children.
They were injured.
Carefully, he carried each child to his car.
He put them next to Bronwyn and her sister.
Very soon, the paramedics arrived.
Bronwyn and her sister watched the paramedics
help the two injured children.
The paramedics really cared. They were gentle.
They were so helpful.
“That picture has always stayed in my head,” said Bronwyn.
Paramedics have a big responsibility: They save lives.
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Adapted from The Province