Paramedic/FTO Team Leader
Pafford Medical Services
Sequoyah County, OK
Since 2015, Nicholas Goff has impressed his colleagues by serving as a leader, staying motivated, and being positive. He began his EMS career in 2013—earning Employee of the Year for Westville EMS—before joining Pafford as a PRN NREMT. Nicholas quickly obtained his NREMT-Advanced certification; today he is an Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a Field Training Officer.
Nicholas earned his EMR certification from Kiamichi Technology of Poteau, Oklahoma; his EMT and EMT Advance certification from Indian Capital Technology of Stillwell, Oklahoma; and his paramedic certification from South Ark Community College. He is a big believer in continuing education.
In addition to delivering critical medical attention and advanced life support to injured/ill individuals at emergency scenes, while onsite and in transit, Nicholas assists with daily truck and equipment checks, ordering supplies, and scheduling. He is motivated to attain both personal and organizational objectives including helping Pafford achieve CAAS accreditation.
Nicholas is also thrilled to be able to make a difference in the lives of the patients he treats. Understanding how important community service is, Nicholas participated on a volunteer fire department after obtaining his EMR license, responding to fire and first responder calls. He and his dog, a Dalmatian, also visited local schools to teach children about fire safety. Today, he volunteers in the areas of education and skills check-off.
Nick’s has a work ethic is second-to-none, which shows in his job performance and in his overall demeanor and attitude towards making his workplace comfortable for others. Nick is “that guy” that inspires people around him to take a little extra initiative at the station and to exceed expectations. Nick is also very dependable. While he can be counted upon to assist in covering many open shifts here in Sequoyah County, over and over again he has also shown himself to be the go-to guy in helping to cover deployments. He has significantly participated in all four Pafford EMS deployments this past year.
Lastly, Nick is very goal-oriented. Anytime Nick sets out to do anything to better himself or our service, rest assured it will be done. Nick doesn’t just complete things: he excels at everything he does. You can see this in his dedication toward his continued education, and simply observing the way he completes delegated tasks. Nicks takes pride in his work, and he sets the bar for his fellow employees.