Chris and Jake Winn are not related, but they share a profession at Life EMS, earned their paramedics certifications together at Autry Technology Center, and recently traveled to Nashville for a leadership conference, returning as national champions.
Competing against 142 teams from across the United States, as well as participants from Egypt, Italy, Canada and Mexico, Chris and Jake represented Oklahoma in the HOSA Emergency Medical Technician competition and brought gold medals back with them.
“I am incredibly proud of Jake and Chris and the way they represented our profession and Life EMS on a national stage,” said Jimmy Johnson, President of Life EMS.
Working together at Life EMS in Enid, Chris and Jake attended Autry Technology Center’s Paramedic class, where they joined a student leadership organization, HOSA: Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA’s purpose is to develop leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition. As they studied to become paramedics, Chris and Jake also participated in leadership activities and qualified for the national competition by winning at the state level.