Giovanni Pampano celebrates 42 years of service
Today we bid farewell to one of our longest-serving paramedics, Giovanni Pampano as he embarks on a well earned retirement.
Giovanni has served the WA community for more than 40 years with professionalism, enthusiasm and endless compassion.
One of Giovanni’s most memorable cases was when paramedics were finally authorised to defibrillate patients in the 1970’s.
“A young man about 45 years old went into sudden cardiac arrest in the ambulance, I was able to defibrillate the patient back to normal sinus rhythm,” he said.
“Twenty years later, he contacted me and took me and my wife to dinner to thank me for being able to see his children grow and to meet his grandchildren.”
“He made contact again last year with appreciation from him and his family, this was over 30 years ago, and he is still able to enjoy life with his family.”
Head of Metropolitan Ambulance Operations Joel Moore says Giovanni has always been a hard-working and proactive member of St John.
“He has approached his career as a paramedic with positivity and always had a smile on his face,” he said.
“It is evident that he loved his job and approached each day with the same level of enthusiasm on his last day as he did on his first.”
“Giovanni’s positive approach and keenness for ambulance work will be missed on road, and he deserves the best in his retirement.”