Darren Hodge

Speaker Only
Behind the Uniform Panel
Participates in 1 Session
Born in 1966 in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. From the earliest age he yearned for a career as a paramedic after being inspired a neighbour. At the age of 21 he achieved his dream. His career in ambulance has been rich with opportunities. Only a few years had passed after qualifying as a paramedic he was offered the opportunity to undertake Intensive Care training, known as MICA. He found the role at times difficult, but highly rewarding. Tenures at the different ambulance college’s unearthed a love of teaching that continues today and has spanned more than 25 years. Assisting paramedics to master their craft has been one of his most satisfying achievements. After 15 years as a paramedic he achieved his ultimate career goal, joining Air Ambulance - working on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He describes the role as extreme, attending the sickest and most seriously injured patients. This role that has seen him in the waters of Bass Straight, the deep Victorian bush and on top of the highest snow covered mountains, all to help a person in need. He regards his experiences working with highly talented paramedics, pilots and crewman at Air Ambulance as a career highlight, “To work in a team of people committed to helping a patient in crisis, is a privilege. To know that your team has played a small part in saving a life, there can be no greater reward". In 2019 he will release his book, “A Life on the Line”, a professional memoir. He describes this as one of his greatest achievements and has dedicated the book to all paramedics.

Sessions in which Darren Hodge participates

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: AEDT/Melbourne
3:00 PM
3:00 PM