Company/Job title: City of Eustis Fire Department, Lieutenant/Paramedic
Job responsibilities: Supervising and overseeing daily operational aspects of the shift, as well as managing emergency scenes. As a paramedic and field training officer, I perform advanced life support interventions and train newly-certified paramedics to work as solo paramedics within our system.
How I got into my career: I enrolled in the fire academy shortly after graduating high school, and then went directly into EMT school. Upon completion of both programs, I applied for a part-time position at the City of Eustis. I was born and raised in Eustis and attended Eustis schools. I felt it was a great opportunity to give back to the community that taught me and gave me so much.
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