Wilderness Botswana – Emergency Medical Technician Bios
Internal use only.
Introducing Rescue One’s emergency medical technicians based in our Botswana concessions. A valuable addition to our Wilderness24 system, supported and guided by Park.Doctor and their Park Medic programme.
Our Wilderness medics will work closely with local medical regulatory associations and relevant tourism bodies to ensure best practice and alignment to local industry requirements alongside our internal standards.
Dr Simon King, CEO of Park.Doctor (the medical team behind Wilderness24), acknowledged the Park Medic programme and Wilderness’ efforts in placing medics in our wildlife areas, saying, “Wilderness continues to lead the way. Whilst the idea of using medics in wild places has been discussed and used by various industries, nobody has to date tried to crystallise a role for a medic in a wild environment, and then attach the competencies required to fill this role. Medical training programmes always assume an urban context of use and this leaves a gap. What Wilderness and its medical partners have done is to devise a specific framework for the utilisation of medics, which has specifically designed the structure of this role in the context of conservation tourism. This is a first in the industry, and is laying a solid foundation for bringing professional level health competency into the all-important interface of human activity in wild places”.
Meet the Medics: