We here in Ocean City are very proud of our men and women who serve in our fire department's Fire/EMS Division. From time to time on this page we will highlight one or more of our Firefighter/Paramedics and allow you, the general public to learn more about them, the things they are involved in outside of the daily duties around the fire station and more about the training and dedication that it takes to provide the service that we all enjoy.
Our first to be recognized in 2013 is Firefighter/Paramedic Christina Vickers.
Firefighter/Paramedic Christina Vickers was the Ocean City Fire Department's Paramedic of Year recipient for 2012.
Christina is a native of Chestertown, Maryland and a graduate of Kent County High School. In March of 2004, she was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Nu Omicron National Honor Society at Wor-Wic Community College. In May of 2013 she will graduate from Wilmington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Education and Management. She started her career with the Town of Ocean City in 2000, first as a part-time employee with the Fire/EMS division and later in that year hired as a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic.
In 2011, Christina published her first book, "A Mom's Wish: Finding the Path through the Autism Maze," which made it's way to the New York Times "Best Sellers List" and highlights her family's journey through the world of Autism.
Since starting her fire service career in 1984, Christina has acquired the following certifications:
- National Pro-Board Fire Officer IV
- American Heart Association Instructor for CPR and ACLS
- Pump Operator
- Rescue Technician
- Hazmat operations
- National Registered EMT Paramedic
- Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board Emergency Services Level Instructor
- Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Instructor for Basic and Advanced Life Support Programs
Tina was selected as Paramedic of the Year as a direct result of her caring and compassion, her excellent patient care skills, and dedication to the Department.
We are very proud of Tina and all of her accomplishments and would like you to join us in congratulating her for receiving this award.
Nice work Tina!