“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” -Mary Roach
Meet a hero from our very own Ivy Tech! Stacy Steele has been an EMT for 5 years and has experience working at St. Vincent Emergency Department and is currently employed by American Medical Response. She typically spends her time answering 911 calls on an Advanced Life Support unit with paramedics. She earned her EMT certification at Ivy Tech and has used it to work her way toward specifically helping in the field of Trauma. Last year she was named the EMT of the Year by the Evansville AMR. She plans to return to Ivy Tech this fall, to earn her Paramedic Science Associate Degree. One of her goals is to become a flight nurse.
During these hard times, she is serving communities along the east coast where a few weeks ago she was deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Her schedule now consists of working 24-hour shifts, taking 12 hours off at a hotel, and then returning to work for the next 24 hours. When she arrived, 911 calls come in every 6-18 seconds for her and her team to answer. She has found herself working alongside Evansville paramedics and EMTs as well as medical personnel from all over the US.
No matter how back-breaking, heart wrenching, and potentially dangerous the work must be, Steele insists, “If anyone is looking for a career where they can grow through helping people, and obtain character development while doing it, this is a job that has truly shaped me into a better person.”
Wow, what a hero! Thank you, Stacy!
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