August Member Spotlight – Brandon Culbert, NREMT
Q. How long have you been in EMS? What is your current position at Marple EMS?
8 Years as an EMT, 6 Years as an EMS Instructor. Primary Part time EMT
Q. What made you become a part of EMS?
Natural Progression from me liking to help people. My family is in healthcare and I wanted to follow in the foot steps of them
Q. What is the most rewarding part of your job/position?
Seeing the smiles on peoples faces after you have helped them in a hard time. Also knowing that you did everything you could of done to make a difference even if it was not successful.
Q. What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy everything involving Water Sports. If I can spend time in the water I will try it. I have barefoot skied, wake boarded, knee boarded, Skied, and of course gone tubing. When it is not the summer time and I have time I am a 14 year veteran of World of Warcraft the PC Game.
Q. What is an interesting fact about you that no one may know?
I was in the Airforce for 6 years as an Aircraft Mechanic on F-15E models. Which has taken me to 4 deployments over my time in.
Q.What did you want to do while growing up?
It was not this not in anyway did I guess when I was younger that this would be the job I got into. I actually wanted to be a Lawyer which is still not out of the question you never know what could happen in a few years.
Q. Tell me about your life…
In school I was that kid that didnt really fit into the crowds that everyone else did. I was kinda nerdy but not nerdy enough to be in the smart kids class. I was very socially awkward. I then got into band and that is what created the monster I am now. I have had experience that have taken me all over the world with playing musical instruments. When I left school I joined the Airforce at 17 years old to do something with my life. It was an amazing experience however when I joined my date of service was 08/01/2001. Yes I was graduating Basic training on Sept 11th. That changed my entire life and governed the rest of my Airforce care. I ended up getting out of the airforce as an NCO. I moved back to the area and started working in the Car business as a salesman then moved into Finance. I made amazing money doing a interesting job. However I had a hole missing somewhere. I found it less rewarding as time went by and needed to do something different. I then called a friend up and asked her if I could get on an Ambulance. She took me to Mill Creek Fire company in Delaware and the rest is History now you see the EMS wacker of today. I am a Volunteer member of Goshen Fire Company, I have held various different positions in the Fire house. I work full time as a Manger for a Transport company and Part time here at Marple. I enjoy EMS and it will be years before I consider doing anything else. I am currently a Paramedic Student in Delaware county Community Colleges program and should graduate in the Spring of 2018!