Wee Waa ambulance station has warmly welcomed paramedic Jake Baxter.

“Everyone is super friendly, and they have been more than happy to accommodate anything I ask – it’s been really good,” said Mr Baxter about his recent move to town.

“I was a trainee paramedic in Sydney and when I finished my probationary year there, I got moved out here.

“They gave us a list of stations, about 10 to 15 different stations, and Wee Waa was my first pick,” he said.

Mr Baxter is excited to be joining paramedics Donna Phillips and Ainsley Caulfield at the Wee Waa base.

He said he’s looking forward to learning from his colleagues, gaining experience and developing his career in the country.

“With the last 12 months in metro, there are a lot more resources around so if you do need help, they come much quicker whereas out here I think it will help me develop into a better clinician working with less resources available.”

Mr Baxter’s drive to make a difference is what inspired him to become a paramedic.

“I like the idea of helping people and I thought this job is perfect for that,” he said.

“You’re also doing something different every day.

“Even though you might go to similar jobs, there’s no two jobs that are the same – I really like that about the job,” he said.

When he’s not working, Mr Baxter hopes to settle into the community.

‘I’m looking forward to meeting more people in the town.”

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