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2016 Star of Life: Tim Lewis, Medix Ambulance

2016 AAA Star of Life Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis: Paramedic
Medix Ambulance: Warrenton, Ore.

Tim Lewis, paramedic, is Medix Ambulance’s selection for our 2016 Star of Life. He has been with Medix since November 2006 as an EMT and paramedic.

Tim was born and raised in Portland, Ore., where he lived until 2000 when he moved to Arkansas. While in Arkansas, he began working with adults with disabilities and volunteering for the local fire department. He soon enrolled in school for his basic EMT certification, then started work for the local ambulance service. In 2006, Tim and his family relocated back to Oregon, where he began work with Medix Ambulance while completing his paramedic degree in 2015.

Tim is very involved in his church, and began completing two mission trips to Mexico each year about seven years ago. While in Mexico, he conducts vocational training for mechanics, welding and EMS. He is affiliated with a volunteer ambulance service in San Quintín, Baja Calif., that provides education and training for EMS in the area. He has seen a great outpouring of generosity from hospitals and EMS providers with donations of equipment and training materials.

Tim has been married to his beautiful wife Vicki for 26 years and they have five wonderful children—three girls and two boys. Tim says, “I have been very blessed in my life to have a wonderful wife and family who love and support me as an EMS provider. With their encouragement, I have been able to serve my community and help other EMS providers in doing the same for the last 12 years.”