May 29, 2015 at 2:04 PM
As we continue to celebrate National Paramedic Week, I’m pleased to introduce you to your final BC Paramedic Larry Badry.
Ambulance Paramedics of BC
CUPE Local 873
Larry E Badry - Primary Care Paramedic - Kaslo, B.C.
I was raised in Calgary, Alberta . I attended St Mary’s Boys High School, and Notre Dame College in Wilcox Saskatchewan. Father Athol ‘Pere’ Murray was a large influence in helping me choose the various paths I’ve taken in my life. My wife Gail and I have three grown children, five granddaughters, two great grandsons and one great granddaughter. These things happen when you get married at 19. We (Gail and I) are still happily married and are semi-retired in beautiful Mirror Lake just outside Kaslo in the Kootenay’s. Yes, we are ‘ living the dream’.
My careers have consisted of Master Electrician, Refrigeration Mechanic, Volunteer Fire Chief, Primary Care Paramedic IV endorsed and Paramedic Unit Chief.
If I had to choose one pathway from it all, it would be working as a Paramedic.
Each time the pager tones we as Emergency Services Workers have the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ in caring for others. When I think about what motivates Emergency Services Workers, I believe it is the feeling of accomplishment from serving others.
Making a difference in Patient outcome is what we do. There have been many times in our community when tragedy strikes and we personally know the people affected. These times are the very special moments when we are Privileged and Blessed to be the ones caring for our friends and neighbors.
If you happen to be reading this article and are thinking about becoming a Paramedic just pick up the phone and ‘Make the Call’. It is one of the most rewarding careers anyone could possibly have.