Congratulations to our 2017 Stars of Life!
Muskogee County EMS
Brian began his career with Muskogee County EMS in 1992, having received his certification as an EMT the previous year. Brian initially started in dispatch and spent one fun-filled year telling medics where to go before he joined them and started working on the ambulance. Brian served the citizens of Muskogee County as an EMT-Intermediate for over 19 years. He also holds an associate degree in Police Science.
In 2012 Brian transitioned from the ambulance to the office and became the Administrative Assistant to the Director and Assistant Director. Not as simple as it might sound, this job involves much more than “assisting.” In addition to daily support functions for the Executive Staff, Brian oversees scheduling for 120 medics- including last-minute call-in’s, extra duty shifts, time-off shifts, and serves as the initial point of contact for more than 140 employees. He also orders, oversees, and maintains all the uniform requests and replacements.
Brian is known for his selflessness, hard work, and dedication. Among other awards, In 2012 Brian received the Muskogee County EMS award for the Office Employee of the Year. His kindness, composure, and his ever-present sense of humor have endeared him to all employees. He remains calm under pressure and shows true leadership by quietly going above and beyond to assist all of us in whatever way he can, never asking for acknowledgement or recognition.
Brian is loved by everyone who knows him, and most especially by his girlfriend, Hadee, and by his brother, Randy. On a rare day when he is not at work, Brian enjoys working on his 60 acres and spending time with his friends, family, and his two dogs: Shorty and Natalie.
Because of Brian’s outstanding professionalism and his exemplary performance, Muskogee County EMS is honored to endorse Brian Wood for the Oklahoma Ambulance Association Star of Life Award, 2017.