Our January Volunteer of the Month hasn’t been at CCEMS for long, but she’s made quite an impression. Courtney Reed is an EMT-Basic who officially became a volunteer on September 12, 2017. Before that, during her probationary period, she helped out during Hurricane Harvey in the Comm Center and the Emergency Operations Center and after the storm she worked at the CCEMS First Responder Relief Center set up in Tomball Jet Center’s hangar at Hooks Airport. The relief center provided thousands of pounds of donated supplies to first responders whose homes were flooded.
Courtney is currently working as a waitress, but she wants to work at CCEMS. Employees who drive ambulances must be at least 21 years old under CCEMS guidelines and Courtney has just recently celebrated her 21st birthday.
She has already applied to the be in the next CCEMS Paramedic Academy which starts in August and this week (Feb 26 – March 1) she is taking the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Course at CCEMS to become certified as a Bike Medic. She plans to volunteer as a bike medic at the FM 1960 Saint Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 11. (Scroll down for the rest of the story)
Courtney was nominated by volunteer coordinator Holly Pichette. She says Courtney is always willing to volunteer no matter the task and referring to her as a “MEGA Volunteer.” Since Courtney started at CCEMS she has donated 97 hours of her time on an ambulance and she has worked at the Scholarship Golf Classic, the Creektastic BBQ Cook-Off, and a Career Day at an area school.
Courtney says she loves emergency medicine because she “gets to help people on what may very well be their worst day ever.” Courtney was in Bike Medic training when the CCEMS Board met tonight (Feb 28), so she was presented with her volunteer of the month cup earlier in the day. She will also receive a plaque.