Last Christmas Eve, Keviette Potts and her partner witnessed a man gunned down on a city street. The shooter fled, so Keviette and her partner carefully approached the patient, ferried him to their ambulance, and began treatment. The patient had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, some of which were life-threatening. One bullet had pierced the patient’s liver and lungs. Keviette and her partner rushed the man to a hospital and had him in the trauma team’s hands within 15 minutes. Due to the care and urgency that Keviette demonstrated, the man survived.
Known for her dedication and perseverance, Keviette is a highly respected Field Training Officer whose colleagues call her “an encyclopedia of EMS.” Keviette is also a volunteer Firefighter. She is the first woman in her volunteer department to complete a term as a Fire Officer, to serve as vice president and sit on the department’s board of directors.