Two words describe Cindy Conley—selflessness and tenacity.
Cindy has served at McCurtain County EMS for 24 years. Although a single mother, Cindy’s tenacious character drove her to work her way up the ranks. She started out as an EMT, and then embarked on the journey to earn her Intermediate credentials while working full time and driving from Idabel to Durant at least three times a week, a 160-mile round trip. Cindy became a Paramedic in 1998 and was promoted to Assistant Director of Operations in 1999. In 2010, Cindy was promoted to Deputy Director, a position she holds to this day.
Cindy has overcome many personal hardships in her life but has always fought through them with dignity and grace. She always puts her job and family before her own personal needs. Whether it is managing staff scheduling, processing payroll, paying the bills, taking care of personnel issues, or going on calls, Cindy has always performed her duties in a manner that brings honor to our industry and especially our organization.
Cindy suffered a very rare brain stem stroke in February of this year and has been fighting with that same determination to get back to the job she has loved for so many years. Thank you, Cindy, and may God bless you in your recovery and for many more years of service.
Cindy Conley is an Oklahoma Ambulance Association 2019 national Star of Life.