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2018 Star of Life

2018 Star of Life

Recently Life EMS selected two outstanding, devoted, and tough-working team members as nominees for the “2018 Oklahoma Ambulance Association Star of Life” award held in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma History Center.

The Oklahoma Ambulance Association’s Annual “Stars of Life” event celebrates the dedication and service of EMS providers and support staff from across the state. These individuals exceed the expectations of the workplace and serve as leaders in the teams they serve with.

Life EMS selected Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician Tawny Providence Ward and Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher Jayeah Haske as the 2018 nominees for the Oklahoma Star of Life award.

Jayeah joined the Life EMS Emergency Dispatch Center in 2016 and has become a vital and integral part of the Life EMS team before her time in college where she earned an Associate’s Degree of Elementary Education. In the last two years at Life EMS, Jayeah has grown in leadership as one of many night owls dispatching from 6:30pm to 6:30am. She has become a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch with the use of Paramound ProQA Emergency Medical Dispatching criteria. Jayeah comes as a transplant to Oklahoma from her home state of Florida, but she has come to love being here, where she is able to experience the joy of two different weather seasons in one day along with a dose of earthquakes. Jayeah is married to her husband Michael, and they have three amazing, beautiful children together: Zachary 13, Price 10, and Baylee 4, all of whom reside in Enid. Life EMS congratulates Jayeah for being chosen by her fellow employees to represent Life EMS as a 2018 Star of Life.

Tawny joined the Life EMS team in 2017 as an EMT/EVO, and she has been an integral part of
the team since her first day. She generously gives of her time and does whatever is asked of her unselfishly. Tawny attended EMT-Basic training, and then she went on to attain a National Registry Certification and the State of Oklahoma EMT License. The public safety field was certainly not new territory for Tawny. Before deciding to become an EMT and pursue a career in EMS, she served as a reserve patrol and juvenile detention officer. Tawny is married to Michael Ward, and they have a two-year-old daughter, Juliana. Life EMS congratulates Tawny for being chosen by her fellow employees to represent Life EMS as a 2018 Star of Life.

Tawny was also selected this year to Represent Life EMS and the State of Oklahoma to be an “American Ambulance Association Star of Life” nominee. The American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Recognize the unsung heroes at your ambulance service—nominate EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers, and other EMS professionals for this year’s class of Stars. Stars and their guests, accompanied by executive hosts, are celebrated in a series of events in our nation’s capital. Stars of Life honors the contributions of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure.

Congratulations to Tawny and Jayeah!