Fantastic News For Our Female Paramedics
Thirty years ago, a law was changed making it possible for women to become paramedics in Victoria.
Even though it's so hard to believe this happened so recently, it's definitely something to celebrate.
Today women make up 47% of Ambulance Victoria staff, with that figure increasing every year.
Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy celebrated the historic anniversary and met Victoria’s pioneering first female paramedics in operational roles.
“It’s hard to believe that as recently as 30 years ago women couldn’t be paramedics due to unfair workplace regulations that prevented them from lifting more than 16kg on the job.”
We'd like to send out a big THANKS to all of our fantastic paramedics.