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2016 Star of Life: Jonathan Watkins, Pafford EMS

2016 AAA Star of Life Jonathan Watkins

Jonathan Watkins: Paramedic/FTO
Pafford EMS: Clarksdale, Miss.

Pafford EMS of Mississippi is proud to honor Jonathan Watkins as an American Ambulance Association 2016 Star of Life. Jonathan’s steadfast attitude makes him shine beyond measures in every task at hand.

Jonathan graduated from Phillips Community College in 2007 as an EMT Basic. While attending paramedic school at East Arkansas Community College, Jonathan worked as an EMT-B and 9-1-1 dispatcher. After earning his degree, Jonathan worked as a paramedic for three years in Arkansas, where on two occasions he worked with the U.S. Secret Service to provide medical coverage for the Vice President during his hunting trips to Arkansas.

In June 2010, Jonathan transitioned to Mississippi as a Pafford employee. He is a FTO and station supervisor. Jonathan is recognized by his fellow employees, his patients and their families as a trustworthy, determined, sincere and hardworking medic.

Despite the stress of an EMS job, Jonathan treats each person with the same level of compassion regardless of the type of call, the time of day or the circumstances. His willingness to share his skills, knowledge and experience demonstrates that he is a positive role model at Pafford EMS. Jonathan also spends much of his off time serving as an EMS liaison to the local hospital.

Jonathan not only loves what he does, but his care and concern on each call is evident to the people he serves. On several occasions, Pafford EMS has received phone calls and letters thanking Jonathan for his care. It has been said, “When I see Jonathan, I know everything is going to be alright.”
Pafford EMS is honored to award Jonathan with an American Ambulance Association 2016 Star of Life.