Jade Calvin joined Bell Ambulance as a Cadet in 2017. She obtained her
EMT-Basic license, and since then, she has continued to push herself
professionally by earning her EMD Dispatch certification, Paramedic license,
and most recently her Critical Care Paramedic license. She has been willing
to help out when needed to fill empty spots in the schedule as well as becoming
a go to when it comes to signing up for community outreach events and
Jade has proven to be a leader during her shift, and many of her coworkers look
to her for guidance and advice when reviewing calls. Her coworkers know
that they can come to Jade for a laugh or two when things are tough. She
provides excellent care for the patients whom she serves.
In August of 2021, Jade was contacted to help cover and fill spots up for an
assignment up at Fort McCoy as Bell Ambulance was providing assistance and ALS
coverage for the people from Afghanistan. Though there were many who went
up there to help, Jade was able to adjust her schedule to be up at Fort McCoy every
two weeks from August until services were no longer needed in February, and was
able to be a part of this assignment from beginning to end. Many peoples’
lives were suddenly disrupted and put in disarray, and Jade showed a large
amount of care and compassion as she worked with them.
Because of her positive impact on the community, her coworkers, and her
patients, Jade has been nominated to be a PAAW Star of Life.