Congratulations to the graduates of the Fall 2019 UAB EMT class. UAB stands for User Advisory Board and that group is made up of emergency agencies for which the CCEMS Communication Center handles 9-1-1 and dispatch. UAB Fire Departments sponsor the class and CCEMS coordinates it. A graduation ceremony was held on Saturday, December 14 at the Charles R. Hooks Education Center on the CCEMS Campus. In addition to diplomas, awards were presented for the best crew and the best student which turned out to be a tie between Katelynn Traynor and Amber Taylor.
The names and affiliations of Fall 2019 Graduates are:
Christopher Carson – Civilian
Megan Ellison – Civilian
Alfredo Funes – Cypress Creek Fire Department
Lauren Morrison – Civilian
Stephen Oderinde – Civilian
Frances Quinn – Klein Fire Department
Amber Taylor – CCEMS Dispatch
Katelynn Traynor – Civilian
Antonia Westbrook – Civilian
Brooke Willoughby – Civilian
Christian Wilson – Civilian
Samantha Wright – Civilian
Four of the graduates applied for the next CCEMS Paramedic Academy which is very selective. All four were accepted and they are:
Amber Taylor is a CCEMS Dispatcher and Katelynn Traynor is the daughter of CCEMS Paramedic Christy Rhodes.
Congratulations to all of the graduates and their instructors; Ryan Jones, Christina DuBois, Casey Pile, Ash Thompson, Terri Kwiatkowski, and Destiny Petty.
Two classes are held each year.