TWO new probationary paramedics have started their health careers in the North West, following their posting at Inverell Ambulance Station.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall personally welcomed the new ambulance officers in a statement.
He said Ryan and Nicole would play an important role in supporting the response and capacity of the Inverell service.
"Being a rural paramedic can be a challenging but incredibly rewarding role and I am pleased to be able to welcome Ryan and Nicole to our wonderful region," Mr Marshall said.
"While in Inverell they will be developing their skills on the job and learning from other experienced paramedics, while also providing support to health services in Inverell and outlying areas.
"Currently there are 13 ambulance staff stationed at Inverell, providing vital clinical care to residents and I'm sure Ryan and Nicole will be warmly welcomed into the community as they settle in."
Mr Marshall said this was exciting for the community and the other paramedics in town.
"We've never had two probationary paramedics come to Inverell, so it's an exciting time for them, as well as their more experienced colleagues who are enjoying having some new young and enthusiastic workmates," he said.
Like with new police recruits, Mr Marshall said Ryan and Nicole would work under supervision at Inverell for the next 12 months before becoming fully fledged paramedics in their own right.