Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Emergency Crews Farewell One of Their Own

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Emergency Crews Farewell One of Their Own

Article excerpt

A SMALL group of helicopter paramedics, ambulance officers and helicopter crew gathered at the Northern Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter base on Brunswick St, Lismore, yesterday morning to honour Michael aMicka Wilson, the special casualty access team (SCAT) paramedic who died in a winching accident at Kangaroo Valley on Christmas Eve.

The service, conducted by Rev. Graeme Davis, was held at the same time as a special requiem mass for Mick Wilson at St James Church in Sydney.

No sooner had the touching ceremony ended, than the helicopter was called out to attend a motor vehicle accident in Byron Shire.

Jumping on board was SCAT paramedic Steve Goulding, of Lismore, who had worked with Mr Wilson in Sydney. aMick was part of an intensive care crew that attended a terrible accident in Sydney, in which there were people trapped in a vehicle,a Mr Goulding recalled.

aI was there too, and was struck by how he went about his business as a paramedic and didn't try to take over or push us out of the way. …

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