Employee Spotlight: Christina Bean
Division: Stillwater, OK
Christina is a Paramedic and Field Training Officer for LifeNet EMS in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She has worked for LifeNet since 2018.
“I went to EMT school just to explore something new, and I fell in love with EMS. The school I was attending, Autry Technology Center, had decided to offer a paramedic program starting the following fall. The instructors knew I was really enjoying class, so they asked if I would be interested. I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I said ‘yes’. I have been working as a paramedic ever since I completed the program,” Christina said.
There are a few things that standout to Christina about her career and working at LifeNet.
“I enjoy the ever changing atmosphere and the chance to help people in their time of need,” she said. “My favorite thing about working at Lifenet is the family atmosphere. We aren’t just co-workers, we are a great big family full of fun.”
For others considering a career in EMS, Christina offers this advice: “Arrange ride alongs with your local service, or multiple services, to make sure this is really what you want to do. It is a challenging, always changing, absolutely nothing like TV, kind of career. You should also research the schools around you that offer EMS classes and make sure to pick a good program.”
When she is not working at LifeNet, you’ll find Christina taking care of her family. She has two teenage daughters and a soon to be stepson. You might also find her teaching, taking another class, or playing with her four fun and crazy dogs.