My name is Hendrik Jacobs. I come from the City Cape Town on the south of South Africa.
I had a beach-going childhood and spent all my summers swimming and surfing. Having being needed to be helped out by the local life-guard once they turned to becoming my heroes. With this I developed the life dream to do the same one day. When I turned 16 I was allowed to apply for Life Guard at one of my local beaches and that turned into few months of training and hours of physical training - running up and down the beach followed by hours of swimming. Once I have passed and got qualified as a Junior Life Guard I was more than happy. As I grew older I pushed for Lifesaver level 3 and kept this going till I had finished high school.
When I graduated I had to do more. Sitting on the beach whole day was just not enough. I applied my studies to become a Paramedic and got my first grading for junior medic. I put in the hours and and pushed to further my career. After a few years in grade I got my Paramedic status and I was set. I was senior on a ambulance for a year before I transferred to the flying squad. I must say, going via helicopter or fast cars and often being first on scene was something else. I have seen people in car wrecks, suicide jumps to countless being shot for whatever reason. It was mentally tough but I wanted to do this. I was helping people, well, the ones I could actually save.
Call came from a friend in Norway one day that he will be deploying to Chernarus with NATO forces due to some freek accident that needs help in containment. It was weird and made no sense but went with it. We used to spend a lot of time playing computer games in our off time so decided to look into it myself. Seemed like a weird infection outbreak but outside news was little. I saw something about military containment but could not get more info. All I gathered was that something weird was going on.
A few days later I saw a recruitment for medical staff to aid on voluntary basis and decided why not. At least I could meet my friend hopefully. I signed up and was informed that I will be needing to get to Europe soonest. I booked flights for the next morning and by that evening we were flying in with NATO forces to Chernarus along with some cargo. Last thing I know was that something went wrong with our plane and we crashed into something. No idea How I survived the crash but I did, now in a foreign land with no idea whats going on or where anyone is. Hopefully I find someone to give me answers.