Aaron Graves Star of Life Recipient 2023 – Texas

Aaron Graves is who you would consider a “go-getter.” From his first day at LifeNet, he has always gone above and beyond for his patients and for his coworkers. Before starting at LifeNet, Aaron was in the Army Reserves for 6 years. Once he graduated college and was engaged to his now wife, he began his career at LifeNet working in dispatch. While serving as a communications professional, he decided to go to EMT school and experienced his first clinical shift on the ambulance. From that point, Aaron discovered excitement and passion for working in the field.

Aaron worked as an EMT for two years before he became a paramedic and served for three more years, which was a requirement for working on a helicopter. Aaron saw that he could make a career out of working at LifeNet and “was in everyone’s ear” leading up to his qualification for a position with LifeNet’s Air program. The summer of 2024 will mark eight years of Aaron serving LifeNet customers in almost every position possible including dispatcher, EMT, Ground Medic, Field Training Officer, Flight Medic, and most recently as an Air Programs Base Supervisor.

Aaron enjoys the excitement and the community that surrounds him at LifeNet, as every day is something new and every call has its own set of challenges. He is described by his team members as, “the epitome of who you want” for someone in this profession. One needs to be a go-getter, self-starter, and motivated to excel in EMS and Aaron possesses all those traits and more.

Jess Gibbs, Director of Specialty Care Services, said of Aaron, “He displays an extraordinary level of empathy, compassion, and enthusiasm for his job. He is always looking for ways to improve, which is exampled through his continued successes within LifeNet.” Aaron seeks out higher learning opportunities, self-betterment, and continued growth. On behalf of the LifeNet Air division, we are extremely proud of his accomplishments to include being our 2023 Star of Life recipient. He promotes education through evidence-based practice while teaching at local EMT and Paramedic programs. Aaron is a humble leader who exemplifies all that LifeNet represents.