Annie is a paramedic in our Texarkana Division who has worked at LifeNet since October of 2010.
“I became a medic to gain the security of knowing I can provide comfort to my family and friends in the event of an emergency. It’s empowering to be the calm in the chaos,” she said.
The things she enjoys the most about her career are the variety and challenge that it provides.
“Each day provides an opportunity to meet new people, see new places, and challenge my knowledge and skills,” Annie said. “Getting to face those challenges daily with my coworkers and friends at LifeNet, well that’s just the icing on the cake.”
She also enjoys the educational opportunities and the family environment that comes with working at LifeNet.
“I enjoy the camaraderie. We bicker in true sibling rivalry, but we are family and are very supportive of each other. Equally notable, LifeNet is pro education and provides us with frequent specialty classes at either no cost to employees or significantly discounted. The classes help us grow individually, and as a company, so we can better care for our community.”
For others considering a career in EMS, Annie offers this advice: “Be open minded, patient, and kind. When you choose to make EMS part of your life, there will be unimaginable challenges. Know that you are not in it alone. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know the answer. There is integrity in honesty, and it will provide you with patience and the opportunity to grow.”
When Annie is not at work you’ll find her either cooking, painting, or cuddling up watching cartoons with her daughter.