Tommy Evans from Nightwatch

Tommy Evans

New Orleans EMS

Why I Decided to Become an EMS Worker

I have had an affinity towards emergency response since I was young. My uncle gave me a police scanner when I was 12 years old and I learned all of the “Ten-codes” at that age. I volunteered for a fire department in my hometown at 16 and took the EMT course at 18. The medical side of emergency response never gets stale.

Why I Love My Job

Providing reassurance to someone in a chaotic situation is an extremely rewarding feeling that keeps me interested in EMS. The power of a smile or “Thank You” from a patient goes a long way. (But, watching people jump when you turn the sirens on never gets old, either!)

Facts About My Day-to-Day

Outside of EMS I work as a Forensic Death Investigator. On the days that you don’t find me working you can usually find me on a golf course. Although I always find time to beat up on my friends at Mario Kart…original version, obviously. I am an incredibly picky eater. I might be the only person in Louisiana who strains their gumbo to get the onions, bell peppers, and celery out.

Hobbies/Interests

Anything outdoors suits me. Lots of golf, tennis, fishing, and hunting. My friends and I enjoy playing a lot of cards.