AUGUST VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the CCEMS Volunteer of the Month for August, J.D. Edwards. His award did not get presented last month because the August Board Meeting was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey.
J.D. has always had an interest in medicine and a passion for helping people. His mom, a retired nurse, encouraged him to look into EMS. He fulfills his passions for medicine and helping people by volunteering at Cypress Creek EMS. He also strongly believes in doing what he can to make a difference in his community.
His day job is at the Cypress Campus of Second Baptist Church at 290 and 99. As Facilities Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the management and care of 46 acres of land and the 160,000 square foot building that sits on the land. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, and landscaping as well as designing and constructing things.
J.D. became at volunteer in 2011 and has put in 709 hours. The award was presented at the September meeting of the CCEMS Board of Directors by President-Elect Ruben Gonzales. J.D.’s wife, Michelle and 15 month old son, David were there for the presentation.
SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
The CCEMS Volunteer of the Month for September 2017 is Tyler Eckel. Tyler worked 108 volunteer hours during the month of August and worked following Hurricane Harvey in early September at the First Responder Relief Center and as a third on Medic 501.
Tyler was nominated by In Charge Paramedic Angela Hair who says, “This young man is so dedicated to the EMS profession, his love for it beams from him. I can honestly say he is the most well rounded volunteer I have ever worked with.”
Angela goes on to say that Tyler worked hard to become a paramedic while in the midst of a full load at U.T. where he is working on his bachelors in science. Tyler frequently dedicates his school breaks to volunteering with CCEMS and serving the community.
Angela says he is an amazing team player who is always striving to learn and that he never toots his own horn, but is always the eager to pat someone else on the back for a job well done. Angela says that she cannot say enough good things about Tyler and that CCEMS is very lucky to have him as one of our volunteers. Tyler is back at school and was not present at the board meeting to receive his award.
CARPOOL KARAOKE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
During the September meeting board member Eric Seymour announced the winner of his Carpool Karoake contest. Paola Arias and Jace Charlebois had the winning entry. They both win a $100 gift card courtesy of Mr.Seymour. Jace is now a Firefighter/Paramedic at the Pearland Fire Department. Here’s their winning video.