Sarah Czarnecki, paramedic for the Lincoln County Ambulance District, was recently profiled in the 2013 Boy Scouts of America Annual Report. The spotlight was on her for being a local Boy Scout Hero.
When Czarnecki was a teen she took part in a healthcare Explorer Post. Explorer opportunities are sponsored by the BSA and are open to both boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 21. Typical Explorer groups include police, fire, EMS and Healthcare. It is within these groups that teens are given an opportunity to learn about the career and determine whether it is a good fit for that individual.
Czarnecki gives the BSA credit for giving her the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in healthcare and finally settled on being a paramedic. The Czarnecki story does not end with her thanking the BSA for being there for her. She has paid it forward by helping to create an EMS Explorer Post at the Lincoln County Ambulance District.
Sarah Czarnecki was sure she wanted to work in the medical field someday.
“l always enjoyed science classes,” Sarah said. “It’s interesting to me; anatomy, physiology and the human body. I knew I didn’t want something mundane. I wanted something exciting; something that makes you think.”
Sarah met at a local hospital for monthly meetings with Post 9063, sponsored by the Lincoln County Ambulance District, where they toured different departments such as a surgical suite and an emergency room. Sarah was curious about working as a paramedic and before she knew it, her advisor connected her to a local ambulance district where she spent an entire day shadowing the staff.
A call came in, and Sarah found herself on the scene of a motor vehicle accident. “It was really intriguing to me,” recalled Sarah. “I wanted to know more about [the injuries] and what to do in an emergency.”
And the rest, as they say, was history because Sarah knew instantly from that day that she wanted to be a paramedic.
If you would like more information about the Lincoln County Ambulance District Explorers contact Chris Huffman at (636) 295-09112 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org