Ryan King: Director and ILS Medic
Hi I am Ryan King, the Director of St Michael’s Ambulance Service and an Intermediate Life Support Medic (ILS).
I started my paramedic career at the end of 2010 graduating from Netcare 911 college in Umhlanga KZN. After I graduated, I started gaining experience in the field with Netcare 911 PMB. It was there that I realized I found the career that I wished to excel in. Nothing makes me happier than to assist those in need, so others can live another day.
In 2012 I headed off back to Umhlanga to begin studying for my ILS where I learnt a great deal about myself and my goals in EMS. During 2012 I took a job with Crisis Medical in Umhlanga and later moved back to Pietermaritzburg to gain more experience from Netcare 911.
At the beginning of 2013 I got my first full time job with ER24 in Hillcrest. I was there for 2 years before I left to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth to study my Emergency Medical Care Practitioners Degree (ECP)
Half way through my first year, I was forced to have a major back operation which resulted in me pulling out of my degree. Owing to the current laws of South Africa, I am unable to finish my degree without the rescue component. Unfortunately the rescue component poses a serious risk to my back. I am working towards becoming an Adavanced Life Support Medic (ALS) anyway.
I started St Michael’s Ambulance Service with the vision of it, becoming a shining light to the communities surrounding us. I believe in a professional, ethical and a caring service, a vision which my staff share!
Janine Wilson: Office Manageress
Megan King: Marketing, Events and Training Co-ordinator
Hi, I’m Meg King. I am the marketing, events and training Co-ordinator for St Michael’s Ambulance Service when I am not busy running my own business. I qualified in events management in 2013 and qualified as an aesthetician in 2015.
With Ryan’s love in saving lives and my love of making people feel better about themselves, we make one amazing team when it comes to serving our community.
Hi my name is Sabelo I am an ILS medic. I was working for Meditech in Hillcrest for a number of years as a BLS and an ILS. I moved back to the Midlands to be closer to family! l started working for St Michael’s in June 2018.
My name is Ryall Mcalister. I am an intermediate life support (ILS) medic. I studied both my basic life support (BLS) and ILS at Netcare college in Umhlanga Rocks. I have been on the road and qualified for 4 years. I previously worked for Meditech emergency response in Hillcrest. The reason I became a medic is I have a passion and will to help people. I believe in giving everyone a chance to spend time with their loved ones.
Hi my name is Siphamandla Zondi.
I live in Imbali in Pietermaritzburg and travel to Howick each day for work.
In 2008 I attended ICESA to study IT but in 2010 I decided to go into emergency medical services and did my BLS course through Africa Medical. In 2012 I started at Berg Protection: Medical to completed my 1000 hours of practical. I then became a permanent employee with Berg in 2012. When Berg closed in 2016, I moved to TMMMed. In November 2017 I joined St Michael’s Ambulance Service and I am very happy to be part of the team. With daily training, I have learned a lot and I know I will continue to grow as I serve alongside my new family caring for the people of Howick.
My name is Matthew Scott and I have been working for St Michael’s Ambulance as a BAA now for just over a year.
I qualified as a BAA in May 2017 through ER24 college in Johannesburg, and starting working as a BAA in September 2017 with St Michael’s. I also did a fire fighting course through rural metro and worked in Botswana for 3 months.
I love my job and am passionate about assisting and helping people when they need it the most. I’m striving and pushing to go study further as an ECT to improve patient care. I love the Howick and Hilton community and to work in this community is a privilege.