On this Veterans Day 2022, meet Division 3 Emergency Medical Technician Naytasha Doyle, a 13-year U.S. Army Reservist.
“Every day at work, my goal is to treat and transport my patients safely and give them as much comfort as possible and as a result, my patients show a sigh of relief knowing that I’m someone they can relate to,” said Doyle, who joined the FDNY in 2018. “I originally applied through DCAS as an EMS Trainee. I previously did not have a background in EMS, but I always felt like I was born to help people and I now take pride in being able to put on this uniform every day.”
Doyle, a Brooklyn native who is of Trinidadian descent, serves as a Unit Supply Sergeant for the U.S. Army Reserve. She currently works in our Resource Coordination Center (RCC) in Brooklyn South, which involves maintaining staff and resource configuration throughout an EMS Division.
“My time in the Army has taught me how to maintain proper resources for our nearby units. Along with the drive to continue to serve my community, I am able to use my experience from the military and translate it into my daily work in EMS,” she added. “To everyone who is interested in coming to this Department, arrive with an open-mind and a big heart. Every step of this process, from your candidate testing to the EMS Academy, will fully prepare you for what this job entails both physically and mentally.”
Like EMT Doyle, you can start out here as an EMS Trainee and advance your career to the next rank. Apply today to work in our EMS by clicking here.