Jimmy and his partner were returning a patient to his nursing home when another vehicle smashed into their ambulance twice, flipping the truck onto its side. Jimmy suffered potentially life-threatening head, neck, and chest injuries.
Despite his serious trauma, Jimmy continued to focus on his patient. Jimmy told rescuers to remove his patient from the ambulance first. At the hospital, from his own stretcher, Jimmy saw his patient wheeled by. Jimmy called out to the patient’s nurse and gave her a detailed report, just as he does with anyone in his care.
While recovering, Jimmy missed four months of field work. During that time, Jimmy taught classes as one of his operation’s Field Training Officers.
Jimmy’s supervisors said, “He is excellent in all that he does. Jimmy personifies everything a Paramedic should be: skilled, deeply compassionate, a patient advocate, and a mentor to his colleagues.”
Jimmy is also known for helping his co-workers with their personal needs. As one co-worker said, “I think helping others is simply in his genes.”