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2021 MA Star of Life: Chris Farley, Boston Medflight

May 11, 2021 10:24 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

Chris Farley
Critical Care Transport EMT
Boston Medflight

Boston MedFlight was fortunate to hire Chris in February 2020. Although he had worked in EMS in the Merrimack Valley since 2011, he clearly explained to us that he wanted to assure he had the experience and knowledge necessary before moving into critical care transport with Boston MedFlight. Chris was a standout EMT providing BLS 911 emergency services to Lawrence General Hospital prior to BMF and he has continued that performance ever since.

Almost immediately after Chris completed training and orientation with Boston MedFlight, we were confronted with the COVID pandemic onslaught. Chris helped develop our COVID protection and decontamination protocols and assured all our crews were adequately trained. Not a showy guy, Chris is the quiet professional who can always be counted on to ensure quality patient care. He maintains a spotless safe driving record, cleans the trucks without anyone asking, inspects his vehicle thoroughly, writes up discrepancies and does all the daily work expected of an EMT professional. It is the things he does beyond the job description that make him a Star. He motivates his crew when the shift gets long; he assists the nurse and paramedics with restocking and decontaminating the vehicles; he provides bedside care and support for our patients, and their family members; and readily offers his time to cover open shifts or reposition vehicles for maintenance.

Few would know it, but Chris began his working life as a professional baseball player. Pitching in the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, Chris spend nearly ten years in the minor leagues before an injury led him to a second career in healthcare. And he chose his second career wisely. His friendly, unassuming demeanor exudes caring confidence that makes him popular with our patients, families and crews.

Chris is the whole package: a talented healthcare provider, a dedicated employee, a caring individual, and a friend to his coworkers. He is truly deserving of the Star of Life award and recognition.