Pasadena, Texas, EMT Chris Nix has served Acadian Ambulance for almost six years. Caring for the community runs in his family: both of his parents worked for a local ambulance service in his hometown in Alabama. In high school, Chris began taking college courses and played in the school band, where he was regarded as the best saxophonist in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Shortly after high school graduation, Chris earned his EMT certification. “After working for several different types of EMS—transport, rural, urban, and metro 911—for seven years, I wanted to branch out and see exactly how far my EMS career could take me. I wanted to work in a large EMS environment where I could learn and be exposed to some of the most advanced technologies available. That’s how I wound up in Houston nearly five years ago,” Chris says.
In addition to his position as an EMT, Chris is a preceptor, adjunct instructor at Acadian’s National EMS Academy, and high school Explorer post advisor. He has also participated in strike teams assisting other areas during and after natural disasters. He is considered the voice of reason and a steady hand that guides his Paramedic colleagues.
“Chris is known for two things among our Houston team: his hard work and his people skills,” says his Operations Manager, Adam Fitzhenry.
Chris has been recognized as an EMT of the Year by the City of Pasadena, and was honored by U.S. House of Representatives 36th Congressional District Representative Brian Babin for this achievement. He has won Acadian’s President’s Performance Award for his dedication, commitment, and leadership.
Chris and his husband enjoy traveling, movies, food, reading and discovering new things and places.