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Local EMT earns award for compassion and integrity

Care Flight Operations Manager Matt Brown, right, presents Care Flight Ground EMT Chase Hume with the STARCARE Award. Photo submitted

Care Flight Operations Manager MattBrown presented Care Flight Ground EMT Chase Hume with the STARCARE Award. Hume’s actions embody REMSA – Care Flight’s mission to contribute to the health of the communities served. He especially demonstrated compassion and integrity.

Early on the morning of Oct. 20, Care Flight Ground in Plumas County was dispatched as a standby to a residential structure fire in Quincy. Hume was the on-call EMT and responded in an ambulance to the scene, along with the Quincy Fire Department. Even though no injuries were sustained, the structure and all of its contents were a total loss. The homeowners were new to Quincy, had purchased the home just two weeks earlier and had an 8-month-old baby.

Hume recognized the opportunity to assist and spent approximately $100 of his own money on baby food, diapers, wipes and other items the family needed immediately.

The nomination says, “The family was overwhelmed by Chase’s generosity and kindness and his willingness to reach out and help complete strangers.”

One thought on “Local EMT earns award for compassion and integrity

  • Well done EMT Hume! We lost our house in October 2017 during a wild land fire . You have no idea how much your generosity meant to that family.

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