EMS Week 2020 – Wendy Greer
May 21, 2020
Saluting Wendy Greer
Happy EMS Week to all our wonderful EMS Partners. Working with the best!
Today we are saluting Wendy Greer, LP, EMSC, and HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy Coordinator and Outreach Educator.
With over 30 years of Emergency Medical Service experience, Wendy started her EMS Career as she was growing up in the Lagarto Community. She obtained her Emergency Care Attendant Certification in 1978, and was a volunteer with the Lagarto Fire Department and EMS service working alongside her father who served as the Fire Chief for many years.
She went on to obtain her EMT in 1980 and her Paramedic Certification in 1995, becoming one of the first Licensed Paramedics in the State of Texas. Her father, Sam Greer, was also an EMT who was recognized by the State as one of the oldest, active EMT’s in the State.
A former Flight Paramedic with Valley Air Care in the Rio Grande Valley, Wendy launched into a life-long love of instructing in 1990, while she was the Director for a rural 911 provider. She later obtained her Advanced Coordinator Certification and has been instructing at all levels of EMS for the past two decades. Not only has Wendy accomplished the following credentials, she is an instructor for each of these areas as well: ITLS, PALS, EMD, EVOC, and AHA.
Wendy has worked in several EMS training capacities including Clinical Education Manager for Guardian EMS Training Academy, the Academy Administrator for the Robertson EMS Training Academy, and the Academy Coordinator for HALO-Flight’s EMS Training Academy.
She has served on the Coastal Bend Regional Advisory Council on Trauma, Service Area U where she has served as Executive Officer Board of Directors Secretary, and Hospital/Pre-Hospital Committee Chair. She currently serves as the AHA Coordinator of Community BLS Program under Victoria College (since 1999), and the International Trauma Life Support (Texas Region 8) Board of Directors Secretary (since 2004), and Co-Chair of the Jim Wells County LEPC.
Not surprising Wendy says her fondest feelings in her EMS career come from seeing the success of those she has taught. “I am most proud when I see my EMS graduates working in the field, those who have achieved and grown in their own EMS professions, and seeing their achievements and accomplishments.”
Thanks Wendy for all you do to improve care for our patients and South Texans. WE SALUTE YOU!