What's your name and job?
Sean Penno. Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic.
How long have you been doing that for?
Why did you decide to become a Paramedic?
When I was younger, I remember spending time in Hospital with my Grandad when he was unwell. I found the hospital environment to be an interesting place and liked the idea of being able to help people so I decided to undertake a career in health care.
What do you enjoy about your job?
It is rewarding to be able to look after and care for people when they are sick.
Another great part of our job is the people I get to work with. We are very lucky in Bendigo to have excellent Paramedics and I always look forward to going to work. It can be a challenging job at times, however it is nice to know that your colleagues are always there to support you when you need it.
In our role we also get to work with excellent Nurses, Doctors and other Health professionals both at the hospital and other facilities.
What's your passion what do you really care about?
Family - my wife and children, Vaida, seven-years-old, and Safin, four-years-old.
I enjoy being outdoors riding my bikes, trying to play tennis and drinking coffee. I am passionate about my job and thoroughly enjoy the work that I do.
What's your Bendigo Story?
I was born in Bendigo. I went to Kennington Primary School, Flora Hill Secondary School, Bendigo Senior Secondary College and then La Trobe University Bendigo.
After completing my Nursing Degree I worked in Melbourne for five years, first at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and then The Royal Children's before moving back home. I then studied in Bendigo to become a Paramedic and later went on to complete my MICA training.
What do you do on a Saturday Morning?
If I'm not working, the day usually starts with a 6am bike ride followed by coffee with mates.
When I get home the rest of the family is usually just getting out of bed and we often have a cooked breakfast. After breakfast we are all outside riding bikes, playing tennis or at the park. In Winter we are off to watch our daughter Vaida play Soccer.
What's your guilty TV pleasure TV shows
Shameless US, Game of Thrones.
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