Eva Parfait

AMR - Mississippi
Gulfport, MS

For the past seven years, Eva Parfait has led AMR’s “Safe Ride Home” project in the Jackson area. The project keeps hundreds of drunk drivers off the road every New Year’s Eve by offering free rides home for party-goers. Eva recruits co-workers to drive passenger vans rented for the project, pulls other resources together, contributes to media publicity and coordinates the vans’ travels through the night. Eva has also participated in several dramatic rescues in recent years. Last November, she responded to a scene with passengers in a vehicle that was upside-down in frigid rushing water. The current knocked a police officer off his feet, putting his life in jeopardy. Eva and others went into the water to pull the officer to safety.The Mayor of Jackson and the City Council publicly recognized Eva and the other rescuers. Eva has worked in the ambulance field for 24 years.The Mississippi EMT Association named Eva the statewide EMT of the Year for 2013 ?xad 2014. One of Eva’s sons followed her example and became a paramedic and EMS training officer for a city fire department. Eva is a newlywed, having tied the knot just this past January.”

2014 | American Medical Response (AMR) | MS