Today involved a bit of work-work this morning, and getting a couple new jobs too.
As the astute reader might remember from the post on trauma training, everyone who spends a winter here at Pole will be involved in one of four emergency response teams. The main two teams are focused on responding to fire and to medical emergencies, and It’s looking like I’ll be the lead person on the medical team. Historically, this team is known as the Trauma Team, or Team Four, but I think “Medical Team” is less scary and more descriptive.
Tomorrow, we’ll have our first drill. This drill is meant to help with handing over knowledge gained by the previous year’s emergency response team. It should be a fairly straightforward drill, and will give our new team a chance to meet up for the first time. I’m looking forward to the experience, but am also a little intimidated by the responsibility. Hopefully, we’ll never have to deal with anything more serious than a drill!
My other new hat isn’t a sure thing, but it sounds like I’ll also be the winterover fuels person. From what I understand so far, that basically means I’ll be closing down the fuel pits at the end of summer, and opening them back up at the end of winter. The fuel pits are where we move fuel between planes and the station’s fuel tanks. I think there would be a few other parts to the job, such as measuring the level in our storage tanks, but so far I haven’t had a chance to find out exactly what’s involved. We’ll see what happens!