A coffee with... paramedic Clarissa Tetzlaff
THIS week we have a coffee with graduate paramedic Clarissa Tetzlaff.
Name: Clarissa Tetzlaff.
Occupation: Graduate paramedic.
Years lived in Gladstone: Since May last year. I applied for the job up here because there's no jobs in Adelaide.
What you love about where you live: It's nice and warm.
How do you take your favourite drink? Either an iced latte when on duty or an espresso martini.
Caffeine is essential. I don't know how many I've had today.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon you can find me … at the Yachties' Sunday sessions or watching movies.
When I was young, my dream was to … own a sheep station. It's more of a lifestyle. It's something younger people need to get involved in.
I can't remember the last time I … had a yiros from the general store. They're different to what you get up here.
My most memorable pets are … my dogs Kimba and Wombat. She's named after the Kimberley, she's pure miniature pincer and he's her baby.
He's good but he loves to love you.
My secret talent is … playing the harp. I've done that since I was five. I got invited to the Government House open day, and played in the Hilton.
My favourite holiday destination is … anything action-based. I loved Thailand, but a holiday on a river wakeboarding or snowboarding would be great.
Coffee … is something I can't live without. Ask any paramedic and that's the answer you'd get.
The best piece of wisdom I've been told is ... take everyone's learnings and use those to build a way that works for you.
What are you spruiking? CPR saves lives - learn it. It prolongs the amount of time the blood gets around the body.
Call 000 and they can talk you through what to do.