While some might dream of working in the hustle and bustle of Sydney, NSW Ambulance paramedic Adam Abboud has swapped life in the fast lane for some experience in rural Australia.
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Mr Abbourd has joined the Nyngan NSW Ambulance team as their newest crew member.
Mr Abbourd, who was born and bred in Sydney, has been in Nyngan for three weeks and says his time has been great so far.
"The [NSW Ambulance] crew here are great, the people I've met here are great and everyone's just so welcoming," he said.
"If I don't know someone they just introduce themselves and whether it's at coffee or if I'm getting dinner at the RSL people just introduce come up and say hi, which is really good."
Having been a paramedic for just over a year, Mr Abbourd said he wanted to experience a country lifestyle, and the different working conditions found in western NSW.
"I've heard a lot about working out in the country and how it's a bit different clinically, as well as the way you live and work," he said.
My plan is to stay out here for the meantime, I don't look to move out soon or get back to Sydney so I'll be here for two years or so.- NSW Ambulance paramedic Adam Abboud
His love for the job comes from his passion for the outdoors and fascination of the human body, which is why when he scrolled through the UAC book in Year 12, the Bachelor of Paramedics was the right choice for him.
"I started my degree and I just haven't looked back."
And the dust hasn't got Mr Abbourd looking back either.
Despite arriving during some of the regions most horrific and reoccurring dust storm events, the paramedic said he's getting used to preparing his home for the aftermath.
"I'm getting used to the dust ... and certainly cleaning up after."
And he's here to stay.
Mr Abbourd said he was settling in well and had already joined the NSW Ambulance crew members' touch and footsal team.
"I'm looking into joining the gym and getting involved, maybe when cricket rolls again I'll join, I'll see how I go," he said.
As for football, the young paramedic said he's going to have to work on his fitness.
"My plan is to stay out here for the meantime, I don't look to move out soon or get back to Sydney so I'll be here for two years or so ... It's been good ... I look forward to what's to come."
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