Tough jobs in B.C.

Bronwyn Barter is a paramedic in Nelson, B.C. Photo:  Ric Ernst /The Province

Bronwyn Barter is a paramedic in Nelson, B.C.
Photo: Ric Ernst /The Province

Tough jobs in B.C.
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
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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.

Paramedics help an injured person. Photo:  Jason Bain/CC, Wikipedia

Paramedics help an injured person.
Photo: Jason Bain/CC, Wikipedia

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.

Bronwyn remembers.
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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Camp cook – Dorrie Williams has been a camp cook for14 years. Photo:  The Province

Camp cook – Dorrie Williams has been a camp cook for 14 years.
Photo: The Province

Pest controller – David Hargreaves has been a pest controller for 30 years. Photo:  The Province

Pest controller – David Hargreaves has been a pest controller for 30 years.
Photo: The Province

Tree Faller – Jack Miller has one of the most dangerous jobs. Photo:  The Province

Tree faller – Jack Miller has one of the most dangerous jobs in B.C.
Photo: The Province

 

 

Deep-Sea Diver – Orion Foster says he loves his job at the bottom of the sea. Photo:  The Province

Deep-sea diver – Orion Foster says he loves his job at the bottom of the sea.
Photo: The Province

 

 

Diamond driller – Bill McIntyre started diamond drilling 25 years ago. Photo:  The Province

Diamond driller – Bill McIntyre started diamond drilling 25 years ago.
Photo: The Province

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trauma-unit nurse – Giancarla Pasqua works at Vancouver General Hospital. Photo: Ric Ernst/The Province

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adapted from The Province

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