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#MedicMonday with Will Lykins

Welcome back to #MedicMonday! This week, we’re going to get to know a bit more about Will Lykins

I’m originally from Cape Cod, MA but moved to Kentucky when I was a child. I’ve grown up around EMS with my mother being an EMT. I didn’t think that from hearing all of her stories I would end up in EMS, but I was given the opportunity and I took it. So, here I am spending every shift day on the ambulance and loving it!

Where are you originally from?

Cape Cod, MA.

What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I enjoy driving my Jeep, I like to go off-roading when I can. If I’m not at work, which seems to be a rare thing anymore, I love to go hiking and spend time with my son.

How did you become interested/get started in EMS?

My mother actually got me interested in EMS. She was an EMT when I was a child and like most children I was fascinated by what my mother did and thought it was really cool. I never really thought I would end up in EMS, but here I am, enjoying every minute of it.

What brought you to Georgetown?

The Education Coordinator, Jon Oesterman is what brought me to Georgetown. He helped teach my EMT class and honestly I learned a lot from him, which is why I followed him to Georgetown. It’s been a great decision. -Thanks Jon O!

What is your position at GSCEMS?

Paramedic

What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?

The work family. The people I work with have become closer to me than some of my actual family. It’s amazing to me that the people will not only help the people in the streets but will help their fellow co-worker. They will literally give the shirt off of their back to anyone.

What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole?

I wish people really knew what all EMS actually does. TV shows like “Nightwatch” are great for immersing people into the world of EMS similar to what “COPS” did for law enforcement. There are a lot of people in the world that are still unsure of what EMS actually is and not just an “ambulance driver.” There are some highly trained providers in the back of that ambulance that take care of people in their worst moments.

What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor?

I think Downtown Georgetown would have to be the best place to take anyone. The historic feel and the small business give this town a very unique feel. It’s also gorgeous here.

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