“My brother [Emmett, who was born with physical and cognitive disabilities] would get really critically unwell it was that old Chicken Little story, like the sky was falling, everything was turning to pieces,” he informed 9Entertainment.
“Then the paramedics would rock up, and just their very presence and walking into the house, it sort of makes you go, ‘OK, everything’s alright now, he’s going to be fine, the paramedics are here’.”
The 26-year-old who’s one in every of the latest workforce members on factual TV collection Paramedics described selecting paramedicine as “an easy choice” and “a no-brainer”.
However whereas Eamon has discovered the job to be rewarding, there are additionally robust moments, notably when he and companion Mike Fox are known as to harrowing incidents.
Eamon and Mike had solely simply teamed up after they have been known as to the scene of a brutal assault, which viewers will see in Episode 1. Their affected person was an adolescent named Daniel.
“I think when you go to things like that, when someone has been assaulted so severely, you’re just horrified that one human being can do that to another person,” Eamon defined.
“The thing that struck me with Daniel was the majority of his injuries were to his face, so he’s been beaten by a group of thugs that have targeted purely his head, and you don’t target someone’s head unless you’re trying to seriously hurt or kill them. So it upsets you a bit that human beings can do that to another person, especially a guy so young too.”
Eamon admitted that whereas a part of his curiosity in being on Paramedics was that “it appealed to my inner-attention seeking ways”, he additionally hopes the present is instructional for viewers.
“What I think Paramedics shows a lot of is the big work we do and the really high acuity sick patients we go to. I think when the public gets to see that, it helps them realise that perhaps those low acuity things that they might think about calling an ambulance for don’t require us being there.”
And after dreaming of someday serving to others like these paramedics as soon as helped his household all these years in the past, Eamon admitted that being one has far exceeded what he hoped he’d be capable to obtain.
“It’s an enormously rewarding job but it’s also a job that has a really good lifestyle, you get to work and meet all sorts of amazing people. I think it’s a really good time to be a paramedic.”
Paramedics airs Tuesdays at 9pm on 9. You can even catch up on episodes on 9Now.