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  • February 13, 2018 11:00 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Brandt Hiler
    Paramedic, Field Training Officer
    Muskogee County EMS

    Brandt Hiler has always had a passion for helping others. As a teenager, Brandt began volunteering for a local fire department. He began his career with Muskogee County EMS in 2004 as an NREMT-Basic and in 2007 he received his certification as an NREMT-Paramedic. Brandt has served the citizens of Muskogee County for 13 years.

    In 2015 Brandt became a Field Training Officer. Brandt says he enjoys helping new employees and co-workers, whether they are beginning their EMS career or when transitioning to a new licensure level. He is well-known for taking the time to explain and educate others.

    In 2016, Brandt was honored for his service to a pediatric car accident victim. The physicians who were caring for the patient at a pediatric rehabilitation facility said, “Had it not been for the care that the patient received on the scene of the accident, the patient would not be alive today.” In 2017 Brandt also received awards for saving the lives of two patients, and was voted Paramedic of the Year by his peers.

    Brandt is known for his compassion, hard work, and dedication. He remains calm under pressure, and shows true leadership by quietly going above and beyond and never asking for acknowledgement or recognition.

    Brandt is admired by all who know him, most especially by his wife, Angela, and his children, Kaben and Kendall. When off-duty, Brandt enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, fishing, hunting, and flying.

    Because of Brandt’s outstanding professionalism and his exemplary performance, Muskogee County EMS is honored to endorse Brandt Hiler for the Oklahoma Ambulance Association Star of Life Award 2018.

  • February 13, 2018 10:50 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Kristen Bias
    AEMT, Field Training Officer
    Muskogee County EMS

    Kristen began her career at Muskogee County EMS in 2015 as an EMT. In 2016, Kristen earned her certification as an Advanced EMT and in 2017 she became a Field Training Officer.

    In 2017 while on a medical call, a shooting that was not related to her initial call occurred on scene. Kristen immediately triaged the scene to allow for the continued care and safety of her initial patient and partner while also locating the shooting victim and rendering care until another unit could arrive. This call is just one example of why Kristen is known for remaining calm under pressure and showing true leadership. Kristen did not hesitate to go to the aid of the victim even though it was an unsecured scene and her own personal safety was compromised.

    Kristen has always had a passion for helping others. She is selfless, hardworking and dedicated. She is always willing to work, whether she is putting in extra shifts, assisting with Public Relations events, or teaching a new employee. She is also known for her positive attitude and smile, no matter how busy her shift has been. In 2017 Kristen was voted by her peers as the the Advanced EMT of the Year.

    Kristen is admired by all who know her, most especially by her husband, Matthew. and her children Emma, Tuxie, Jacy, Alex, Caden and Addison. When off-duty, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family at sporting events and boating at the lake. Kristen also enjoys painting and playing with her dog, Lucy.

    Because of Kristen’s outstanding professionalism and her exemplary performance, Muskogee County EMS is honored to endorse Kristen Bias for the Oklahoma Ambulance Association Star of Life Award 2018.

  • February 07, 2018 7:46 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    John Johnston
    Relief Crew Chief
    EMSStat EMS
    Norman, Oklahoma

    John Johnston is a Relief Crew Chief (Lieutenant), and has been with EMSStat for three years. 

    John is one of the most professional people we have ever had the pleasure of working with. John is the type of person whose efforts are never less than 100%, and therefore never marginalized. John is respected equally by his peers and leadership because of his "can do" attitude and desire to succeed. John is always the first one to tackle any task, usually without being asked.

    John recently left the Oklahoma National Guard after 15 years of service, first in the infantry, then as a combat medic. John was the senior Staff Sergeant in his unit and has been deployed twice to the Middle East, most recently to Afghanistan.  

    John Johnston is a cornerstone member of our team,an excellent Field Training Officer, and a committed member of EMSStat’s SWAT Team. John also has exceptional documentation and teaching skills that he shares with the EMSStat staff and new recruits.


  • February 07, 2018 7:45 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Megan Jones
    Emergency Vehicle Operator
    EMSStat EMS
    Norman, Oklahoma

    Megan joined EMSStat in August 2016 and has been a great employee since. She is the kind of person every supervisor wishes they could duplicate.

    Megan sets an example for other employees by always having a smile and a can-do attitude. She never complains about any tasks assigned to her.

    Megan is one of those folks that arrives early for work, then waits to make sure everyone shows up before she leaves in order to keep ambulances in service.

    Megan was one of the EMTs chosen to fill in on a regular crew schedule and work the regular shift for that crew. She has been able to balance her work and school schedule to keep herself focused.

  • January 31, 2018 4:42 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    This week, OKAMA board leaders Rebecca Williamson, Jimmy Johnson, and Angie McLain visited Washington, DC to advocate for the renewal of the vitally important ambulance Medicare add-ons. Rebecca, Jimmy, and Angie each also hold leadership positions in the American Ambulance Association.

    Check out a picture of them in action on OKAMA Facebook!

  • December 20, 2017 9:47 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Wishing Oklahoma EMS providers and their families a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for all that you do for our state!


  • November 22, 2017 12:01 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Happy Thanksgiving from OKAMA! Thank you for your selfless service to the citizens of Oklahoma. (And an extra special thanks to all who are on duty over the holiday.)


  • October 25, 2017 7:59 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Registration is now open!

    Mass Casualty Disaster Management Conference
    November 16–17
    Norman Regional Porter Campus

    Download the brochure, or complete and return this registration form to sign up!

    Watch the conference video►


  • August 21, 2017 12:58 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    On September 28th the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and the Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) will be co-hosting a Supervisor SimLab at the EMSA headquarters in Tulsa starting at 9:00 a.m.

    Members of either the AAA or OKAMA will receive the discounted rate of $175.00. Because of the timing of this co-hosted event OKAMA will not hold a Fall Conference in 2017. We hope all of you take advantage of the excellent educational opportunity that this SimLab provides geared toward the development of EMS Leadership.

    Detailed information on the course and registration information can be found at either the AAA website or at the OKAMA website.


  • July 18, 2017 4:50 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Check out OKAMA in action in the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Newsletter! This month's issue features an article about Dr. Robert Evans receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Association. Congratulations, Dr. Evans!

    Read Now >

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