She’s the only full-time paramedic in Johnson Creek, but that’s far from the only thing that makes Ginger Conroy remarkable. Recently promoted to the job, Conroy is an example that sometimes the skills that land you a huge opportunity at the office, are the ones learned right at home.
Conroy is a mother to two kids, Gus and Eva. But as the top paramedic for Johnson Creek, she’s a mother to a village of thousands. "A lot of people call me ‘mama bear’ I’m the mama bear," explained Conroy.
Conroy compares the on-call overnight shifts to having a newborn.
"That fitful sleep of the first year or two of having a baby is a lot like duty sleep," Conroy said.
"Ginger will respond when she’s not on duty, she’ll come in for fires or she’ll respond if we need a second ambulance," said EMS Training Officer Brian Turner.