NO CURE FOR CUPID’S ARROW: New paramedics Jim and Kim Underwood.
NO CURE FOR CUPID’S ARROW: New paramedics Jim and Kim Underwood. Kirstin Payne

Newlyweds Jim and Kim are here for the long haul

IT WAS love at second sight for newlyweds Jim and Kim Underwood, the latest recruits at the Warwick Ambulance Station.

The couple originally from Ipswich and Logan said they clicked while they dropped off patients at the PA Hospital.

"There were no beds at the time so both of our ambulances were stuck on the ramp waiting, Kim's was next to mine," Jim said.

Since that point Kim and Jim have been together, while they copped a bit of stick from some workmates.

"I added him on Facebook after our conversation and I guess it went from there," Kim said.

However this wasn't the first time they had run into one another.

"We had met at a Christmas party once before but I couldn't remember him," Kim laughed.

"I still feel bad about it," she said.

"I mustn't have made an impression 'til the second time," Jim added.

Married in November last year Kim and Jim moved to Cairns for short stint until they made the tree change.

"We were sick of the city and wanted to be closer to our family, when two positions opened up in Warwick we thought this is perfect," Jim said.

The pair who has been in town since January often work together and take turns to drive the ambulance.

"There are plenty of other couples in the service who don't like working together," Kim said.

However the Underwoods don't see it as a problem.

"We work the same clinically so it works out fine," Jim said.

Unfortunately their shifts don't always match up which means the couple can go without properly seeing each other for days on end, depending on the schedule.

"It was like that a lot more when lived in Cairns, we would see each other for a maximum of 10 minutes as you passed one another at the door," Jim said.

Now house hunting, the couple say they plan to stay for the long term.

"People always wave to you when you pass them; we are here for the long run," Jim said.



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