Meet Our Team

July 2015

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Name: Del Reed
Certification Level: Advanced EMT
Years in EMS: 26
Why you got into EMS: Someone fell off a 3rd story building out in the woods above my house. They came to my house looking for help. I called East Burke Fast Squad and it took all night to carry her out of the woods with a fractured spine. I decided to join and take an EMT class.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: riding horses, playing with my dogs, golfing, teaching scuba diving
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Tiki Bar in East Burke
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Rainforest Crunch
Pets: Many dogs and horses

June 2015

eric websiteName: Eric Sargent
Certification Level: Advanced EMT
Years in EMS: 5
Why you got into EMS: to pursue a career in the fire service
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: spending time with family
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Lyndonville House of Pizza
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Cherry Garcia
Pets: Chocolate Lab Cheyenne and Golden Retriever Lola

May 2015

jp websiteName: JP Gervais
Certification Level: Advanced EMT
Years in EMS: 24
Why you got into EMS: helping my neighbors
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: watching cartoons
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Miss Lyndonville Diner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Cherry Garcia
Pets: None

April 2015

rick websiteName: Rick Hannux
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 7
Why you got into EMS: helping my community
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Hunting, family time, firefighting
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Miss Lyndonville Diner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Cherry Garcia
Pets: Beagle named Sophie

March 2015

al websiteName: Alan Magoon
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 10
Why you got into EMS: public service and helping people
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Hunting, hiking, outdoor sports
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Miss Lyndonville Diner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Cherry Garcia
Pets: Jack the yellow lab and Joy our sheltie

February 2015

rebekah websiteName: Rebekah Sylvestre
Certification Level: Advanced EMT
Years in EMS: 10
Why you got into EMS: I didn’t like being unprepared
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Skiing
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Asia Restaurant
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: New York Super Fudge Chunk
Pets: A mustang named Shadow

January 2015

patwebsiteName: Patrick McLaughlin
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 10
Why you got into EMS: I was involved with ski patrol and wanted to keep up my skills in the summer time
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Spending time with my family and firefighting
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Lyndonville House of Pizza
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Fish Food
Pets: Smokey the Cat

December 2014

dayna2Name: Dayna Jewell
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 1
Why you got into EMS: I like to be able to help others
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Spending time with my family and friends
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Fish Food
Pets: My dog Zoe

November 2014

natewebsiteName: Nate Harvey
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 1
Why you got into EMS: I discovered that I like the medical field after learning first aid in Boy Scouts. I also enjoy being involved in the community and helping people so this seemed like a great opportunity!
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Website designing
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Peanut Butter Fudge
Pets: 2 cats, Fluffy and Stripey

October 2014

mikebName: Michael Batchelder
Certification Level: AEMT
Years in EMS: 4
Why you got into EMS: The satisfaction of helping others
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Walking with my dog. I enjoy seeing the views and animals the area has to offer.
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Lyndonville Diner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Anything with nuts, peanut butter and chocolate
Pets: A dog named Buddy

September 2014

1514669_763573123671487_1155376586_nName: Jamie Emery, Administrative and Billing Liaison
Certification Level: AEMT
Years in EMS: 6
Why you got into EMS: I got into EMS because I wanted to be a nurse and thought it would be a great step. I then decided EMS was a better fit for me then nursing. I enjoy helping people.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: I am an avid reader. I sometimes get so lost in a book that I don’t realize time.
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View. The waitressing staff is always friendly!
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Everything but the…
Pets: 2 cats, Sly and Princess

August 2014

jeffwebsiteName: Jeff Helms
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 5
Why you got into EMS: I was a firefighter and joining the medical side looked interesting. It was another way to help people out.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Hiking in the mountains
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Lyndonville House of Pizza
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Half Baked
Pets: Two dogs

July 2014

Name: Cait Locke
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 6
Why you got into EMS: I started as a high school intern as a way to get into the medical field. I fell in love with the job and have been in the EMS field ever since.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Spending time with family and friends
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Phish Food
Pets: Three cats- Ruger, Charlie and Jax

June 2014

20140404_132616Name: Julie Dow
Certification Level: AEMT
Why you got into EMS: My Dad was a firefighter and seeing him respond to emergencies made me want to help in the prehospital setting.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Horseback riding. It is very relaxing for me as well as great exercise.
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Miss Lyndonville Diner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Coffee Toffee
Pets: A dog named Angel and a horse named Athena

May 2014

180960_193273810690516_1604318_nName: Sarah Houghton
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 4
Why you got into EMS: I enjoy helping people. My family and friends were always coming to me with their injuries so I decided to take a wilderness first aid class and then continued for my EMT certification.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: hunting with my brother and cousin and mountain biking on Kingdom Trails
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Miss Lyndonville Diner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Heath Bar Crunch
Pets: Two red and white Holsteins named Burt and Bandy, a cat named Scout, lots of chickens and a beagle named Opie

 

April 2014

6 copyName: Tom Leeman
Certification Level: Advanced EMT
Years in EMS: 5
Why you got into EMS: I got into EMS after a skiing accident where I bruised my lung after hitting a 40ft jump. The Lyndon Rescue crew did a great job treating me.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: I like to sail and take long walks on the beach.
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Pizza Man
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Banana Split
Pets: Indy (Black Lab Great Dane Mix), Chevy (Shih Tzu), Moma (Ninja cat)

March 2014

1531730_10202817522818975_70109253_nName: Danny Bigelow
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 9
Why you got into EMS: I originally got into EMS to pursue firefighting full time but got hired at Lyndon Rescue right out of class and the rest is history.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Racing. I work for ACT (American Canadian Tour) in the summer. I spend most of the summer driving around New England and part of Canada.
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View although there isn’t one that I do not like.
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Phish Food
Pets: Buddy my 7 year old yellow lab

 

 

February 2014

Name: Karen Jenkins
Certification Level: AEMT
Why you got into EMS: To be able to help people
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Walking, gardening, kayaking
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Kerrigan’s
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Pets: lab Emma

January 2014

image008Name: Evita Sandoval
Certification Level: EMT-Intermediate
Why you got into EMS: I was life guarding one day and had a little boy fall off the monkey bars in the park. I was called over to look at the boy / provide basic first aid. Obvious forearm fracture and he was with a baby sitter no older than Freshman in high school. We called 911 and Essex Rescue showed up. When the crew got out of the truck 5 people walked over to the scared little boy. After seeing this many people show up to one scared little boy I wondered how I could assist in the future.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Hike with my dog
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Pub Outback
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Strawberry Shortcake
Pets: 4 year old Shepard-Husky Willis

 

December 2013

404569_600687292295_1348388481_nName: Anthony Skelton
Certification Level: EMT
Years in EMS: 8
Why you got into EMS: To help people in the community
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Target practice at the range
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Half Baked
Pets: Share two cats with my roommates; Albedo and Onyx

November 2013

431780_612307031245_1812311730_nName: David Kerrigan
Certification Level: EMT Intermediate
Years in EMS: 20
Why you got into EMS: To help the people in the community
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Camping with my family
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Kerrigans in West Burke
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Chunky Monkey
Pets: Chocolate lab Emma

 

 

 

 

October 2013

shaneName: Shane Keith
Certification Level: Advanced EMT
Years in EMS: 11
Why you got into EMS: I like to help others and can handle gore
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Spend time with my wife and daughter
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: The Yellow Deli
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz
Pets: Approximately 200,000 honeybees

September 2013

Name: Alex Allen
Certification Level: EMT
Why you got into EMS: To help my community in their time of need.
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Pull Oxen
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Ms. Lyndonville Dinner
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Coffee Heathbar
Pets: My dog Oscar

August 2013

383556_352066938164457_2002460994_nName: Sam Rice
Certification Level: EMT
Why you got into EMS: I got into EMS to help make a difference when someone was having a bad day and to help them as much as possible using the medical knowledge and skills I know
Favorite non-EMS thing to do: Go for walks and assemble plastic model kits
Favorite restaurant in our coverage area: Valley View
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough