Climax hero receives award

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

By Deryl Ouzts
Climax Correspondent

One of Climax’s heroes, Chris Wynn, paramedic, climax volunteer firefighter and first responder, receives prestigious star of life award.

According to information provided by community ambulance and Amy Abel-Kiker, director of public relations, each year the American Ambulance Association the Nation’s leading EMS organization honors outstanding EMS professionals from across the nation at the annual Star of life celebration in Washington DC. This year Mitchell County paramedic and Climax hero Chris Wynn was chosen to represent community ambulance at the star of life celebration and will travel to Washington DC for the event in April.

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Far more than a typical award ceremony, the AAA’s star of life celebration includes a full itinerary of education and advocacy opportunities. While in Washington DC paramedic Wynn will meet more than 80 stars from around the nation, in addition to some of the most influential members of the EMS industry he will also spend an entire day on Capitol Hill meeting with representatives from the state of Georgia to discuss the critical legislative issues impacting the EMS industry.

Chris was surprised when greeted with the news of the award by his coworkers, supervisors and immediate family, (February 25th), at the central EMS station in Camilla. Chris is known throughout the Climax community not only for his outgoing nature and optimistic attitude but also for his dedication to his patients.

According to Community Ambulance, Ann Rice, Mitchell County Operations Manager said,” Chris is very dedicated to his community and recently gained his firefighter 1 certification through the state of Georgia. He is an active member of the Climax volunteer fire department and works tirelessly to improve his community. Chris is always interested in more training and wants to learn anything that will help him better serve others. Chris treats every patient as if they were a member of his own family. His concern for them is genuine and sincere. He often follows up with his patients and checks on them. Chris is kind and patient with people and takes the time to truly listen to patient’s needs.”

Chris and his wife, Dana, have two daughters, Miranda and Marisa. The Wynn family live in Climax, Georgia. Chris is the son of Patricia and Morris Wynn, also of climax.

Congratulations from all of the Climax community to Chris, a very deserving recipient of the star of life award. Chris stated that he was truly surprised and humbled when he was chosen.

Ham and Egg Supper

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 24 to attend the ham and egg supper in climax held at the Swine time chitlin barn. Dine in or drive-through window available, plates of your choice of ham or sausage, grits eggs, and biscuits all for seven dollars per plate. Proceeds will benefit Cedar Grove Cemetery fund.”