Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Exploration of the ambulance
Have you guys ever get to see the inside of an ambulance?
We SOAS students were lucky today as we get to explore both the inside and outside of an ambulance.
It all comes from the Career Talk we had earlier today.
We were being briefed by people from the Ministry of Health about a certain career we might consider to pursue in the future. This includes Audiology, Opthalmology and Optometry, Social Work and Paramedics.
Choosing to be a paramedic might be tough. One of the main criteria of becoming a paramedic is to run 5-kilometers at least twice a week. The job offers a 8-hour shift. A paramedic, who gave her speech today told us there are around 10-20 cases happening everyday. How scary.
We have also been told that we may take a look at the ambulance parked at the school's parking lot.
The ambulance here is just a normal small ambulance, unlike the big, gigantic, loud and rectangular ambulance you would see when serious cases took place.
The ambulance driver should drive between the speed of 60km/h - 100km/h.
The sirens we always hear comes from this tiny little box here. With just a little press of the button.
As expected, there are stretchers at the back of the ambulance.
We may also get inside the ambulance for further exploration if we want to. Andy is one of the few people who moved inside the ambulance.
On the same day, everyone involved in the Royal Marriage flag-waving has finally get their souvenirs rewarded for participating in the event.
This time, we got watch as souvenirs. Special.
The watch is brandless. Of course you wouldn't expect a Rolex, Guess or even Fossil at least.
However, the watch comes in 2 colors. That is, blue..
and a translucent one, with a few flowery prints on it.
It a good souvenir really. People who doesn't wear watches in our class can now finally get to know the time during classes and exams.
For instance, the 2007 Australian English Competition which we all must join.
The English competition is really really hard, especially when you really need to know how much time is left because the time provided is too little - an hour.
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 4:25 PM