Lovington Paramedic honored
•October 14, 2015•
By Mike Brothers
Harold White is a 30 year volunteer with the Lovington Ambulance Service, and on Saturday, October 17 his service will be recognized.
From 10 a.m. until noon Saturday everyone is invited to stop by the Lovington Fire Station, have a snack, a drink and thank him for his service.
White has touched a lot of lives over the past three decades, but it wasn’t exactly part of his original plan.
“Guess you can say I backed in to this,” he began. “When I started, my kids were small, and I just wanted to take the course for the knowledge.”
He was still working at Caterpillar in Decatur then but has since retired from manufacturing life.
“I do something I enjoy,” he said. “If you enjoy doing something, it isn’t a job.”
Community needs overshadowed the pursuit of knowledge, and Harold became one of the most devoted EMTs in the area. He still serves double duty in Lovington and for the Decatur Ambulance Service.
By 1997 White started training other EMTs and still teaches courses throughout the area.
He has taught at Richland Community College, Decatur, Arthur, Bethany and he just finished a class in Lovington.
“There are times I’ve had three classes going at one time,” he said, explaining one of the biggest challenges is finding people to staff volunteer operations such as Lovington. Read More