9/11 Memorial

This morning there was a memorial service at the fire hall to pay respects to those lost on this day 12 years ago. Everyone dressed in uniform. It was attended by fire, RCMP, myself representing Blue Ice EMS, the mayor and a couple residents. It opened with Oh Canada, there was a chaplain’s reading, the fire chief gave a speech and a couple firefighters pledges and prayers were read and we had a moment of silence. Here’s a couple pictures I snapped.

ImageFlags on the trucksImageChief Jim SawkinsImageImageImageImageFlags on top of the town office




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Shell Lake Bonfire

We had yet another bonfire at Shell Lake to burn the “porn chair”… a nasty old Lazy boy that was in the dental trailer for years. Also, we just like to burn things. Bonfires at Shell Lake never disappoint! 🙂

Imagethe bottom half of the porn chair

Imagetop half waiting to be destroyed

ImageImageGood bye top half!ImageImageWhoosh!! and it’s gone!ImageImageI love this new cameraImageHere goes the bottom halfImageImageImageImageImageFiiiiiiire!!ImageThe boys go for a paddleImageImageEveryone keeping warmImageThe livin’s easyImageImagePanoramic of Shell Lake


There will be many-a-bonfire in the future, can’t wait for ones when I’m all bundled up in my parka, hat, mitts & huge boots!!


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Pizza Friday!

On Friday Jordan made us some homemade pizza, all from scratch, right down to the dough! SO yummy!! So here’s some pictures of the night!

ImageThe dough masterImageBritt and JordoImageMotivational speech to the dough

ImageEmergency numbers… where’s 777-4444 (ambulance)

Image“No pictures of the dough please!”

ImageExplaining exactly what to do

ImagePizza!!ImageShh the dough is sleepingImageImageImageThe cheese ladyImageImageMomma bird Blythe feeding baby bird jordan

ImagePeppers lookin delicious!!ImageSausageImageSauce monsterImage CheeeeseImageWine always necessaryImageSo is crownImageBefore bakingImageI got flouredImageThe flip!!ImageMore cheeeeeseImageYummmmmImageOmg so delicious!


Can’t wait for more pizza fridays in the future! The pizza combination possibilities are endless!


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Sunset photogs

So the sunsets here are always so pretty, so Brittney and I go to the top of town and take a ton of pictures of them. So now that I’ve got a camera instead of an iPhone I can finally take decent pictures of the sunsets! Still figuring out how this camera works, so these will get better I promise!

ImageSunset over the village

ImageMy sunset chasing buddy

ImageDown by the river


ImageAnother one down by the Mackenzie


There will be many more sunset photos in the future, I’m sure.


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How a call goes..

Here’s a post to show all y’all how calls usually go for me, since most of my medic friends have been asking. Woohoo! story told with pictures! Here we go!Image This puppy goes off *beep beep beep beep beep*  “Inuvik ambulance” then the caller tells me the emergency and location. Or the airline tells me when the medevac is scheduled to land. (So I’m basically a dispatcher too lol)

ImageSo i throw on this bad boy of an outfit. (Hat changes all the time, obviously)ImageBooyah read my back bitches. Paramedic whaaaatImageEither I’ll hop in the rig and meet my boss (who is also my partner/the driver) at the scene. Or…ImageI sit in the passenger seat and wait for him to come to my place and we go together…ImageLike this! … Bam!!

**Arrive on scene, be awesome, head to hospital…**

ImageThe Inuvik Regional Hospital!ImageOur bay. Drop patient off, give report and we be’s gone!ImageAnd here’s what our forms look like, they’re modeled after Ontario’s ACRs (thank god!)

ImageThe second page of our forms.



So there’s how a call usually goes for me! Once I finish up my paperwork I hand the white page into the hospital and then the other copies stay in the truck and the boss man collects them at the end of the month. Then I head back home and get right back in bed or go back to watching TV! I love my job 🙂


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