Woodson County EMS
New Strawn, KS
End of Service: 05/28/2022
Circumstances: Mental Illness
Tina became a paramedic in 1997 and started her career with Sedgwick County EMS. She later moved on to become an RN and worked in several emergency departments in Kansas and Oklahoma. In October 2020 she was hired at Woodson County EMS and was their first full-time paramedic.
She had a ridiculous number of jokes, a thirst for knowledge and to desire to further her education. Tina had a tremendous amount of knowledge about diseases that most people have never heard of. She spent massive amounts of time fully researching them so she could share it with confidence. She would ask, “Have you ever heard of…,” and the laptop would open, and the lesson would begin. If there was a question asked of educational value and she was not positive of the answer, the laptop would come out and the research would begin. She was set to graduate with her FNP in December 2022.
Tina was truly one of a kind. The laughter, education, and amazing hugs when she knew you were having a bad day or if she was having a bad day were extraordinary. The amount of herself she gave to others is unmatched.