Friendswood EMS Chief Lisa Camp
Photo credit: Photo Courtesy of Friendswood Volunteer FD
To start, when she learned that a number of people couldn't afford vaccinations for their children, Camp organized an immunization clinic.
If you live near Friendswood, Texas, and want to volunteer, Lisa Camp has a job for you.
It may be helping with a CPR class, promoting life safety education or checking people in at an immunization clinic.
Camp, EMS chief at Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department, said she was stunned to learn that she was being honored by Firehouse Magazine for her many efforts.
"I was very surprised, but extremely pleased," she said adding that she was honored that Firehouse officials were recognizing someone associated with EMS.
"That is really something," she said. "I'm honored..."
When she learned that a number of people couldn't afford vaccinations for their children, Camp organized an immunization clinic. They are held at least two times a month in various communities.
The state of Texas provides the vaccines for the program run by the volunteers.
The paramedic also realized the importance of early intervention, and started teaching CPR to people in her community. Now, the Friendswood volunteers have a class every other month.
Children may know her as Ahrens Fox, the clown who promotes fire and safety.
The paramedic also recognized for helping start an EMS bike team and making sure child safety seats are installed correctly said the programs wouldn't work if it weren't for the many dedicated volunteers.
"Many people don't want to be EMTs or paramedics. But, they have talent that we can use. If they want to help, we'll give them a job. There are many things they can do... Our theme here is Neighbors Helping Neighbors..."
Camp said her community is blessed with people who want to get involved.