# User:Elipongo

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Elipongo
Working, Editing, Bicycling
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In my "office" at work.
Name Elias Friedman
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Born September 5, 1969 (age 45)
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Current location Upper West Side, Manhattan New York,  United States
Sexuality Heterosexual
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Marital status Single & looking for my bashert.
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Occupation Critical care paramedic
Employer SeniorCare EMS
Education A.S. Mechanical Engineering
High school Ellington High School
College Manchester Community College
University University of Connecticut
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Religion Modern Orthodox Judaism
Politics Libertarian, Republican
Aliases Elipongo
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Email elipongo@gmail.com
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## Bio

My name is Elias Friedman (Hebrew: אליהו מתתיהו בן צבי‎). I'm a critical care paramedic living in the Upper West Side section of Manhattan in New York City. I moved here at the end of December 2008 from Connecticut.

I'm a 45 year old, single, Modern Orthodox Jewish male. I grew up in Ellington, Connecticut where I was the president of Congregation Knesseth Israel.

I got into EMS in 1997 when I started volunteering in Coventry. I got a job at a commercial ambulance service in 1999 when I was laid-off from my previous job as a Pellet mill operator in a feed mill. I got my Associate's degree from Manchester Community College in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 which was also the year I became an EMT-Intermediate. I was working on completing my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut when September 11th made me re-think my priorities. I entered Hartford Hospital's Paramedic program and graduated in April 2004. My precepting was delayed to September due to my father's death that July, and I've had med-control since December 2004. In the first week of September 2008 I was laid off from my job at the Ambulance service of Manchester, but since I was already in the process of getting reciprocity of my paramedic license for New York, it didn't let it upset me too much. In December of 2008 I started to work for SeniorCare EMS which has bases in both the Bronx and in Brooklyn, I quite enjoy working there! In the Summer of 2012 I became a volunteer paramedic member of West Side Hatzolah so I can better help my local community as well.

The second half of my username is derived from my Dalmatian, Pongo, who died in March 2006, just a week shy of his sixteenth birthday.

I really enjoy my working in EMS, my friends have remarked (positively!) that I love to talk about my work. Getting up out of bed to go to work isn't an effort of willpower like it had often been at my previous jobs. My health and stress level are better than they have ever been, of course that's partly attributable to my taking up year-round bicycle commuting the eleven miles to work. I really think that I've found my niche.

I am a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Triangle Fraternity, the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Republican National Committee, and the NAEMT. I am a master Freemason. I am a former member of the ASME

## Wiki stats

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## Things I'm working on

Feel free to help out on any of these items!

### To do

• Write up report on Lord & Taylor vandal for WP:LTA
• Create navigation template for Investment banks

## Community

17 September 2014

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Ancient Roman architecture

 Arches were used in Ancient Roman architecture to build aqueducts, such as the Aqueduct of Segovia