Success at Work: Hannah Scarborough

FORT WORTH, Texas — Hannah Scarborough was working as a 911 dispatcher when she began her journey to becoming a paramedic at Tarrant County College. She’d heard TCC had the best paramedic program in the metroplex.

What she learned must have served her well. Her peers at Fairfield EMS recently voted her “Star of the Year.”

She graduated from the program in 2008 and was certified as a paramedic. In 2011 she earned an associate degree in Emergency Health Science, which opened the door to becoming a licensed paramedic.

What inspired Hannah to this profession? “As a kid, I had always wanted an exciting job that didn’t involve sitting at a desk.”

She joined Fairfield EMS in 2016. “It’s not very often you find a job where you love what you do, the people and leadership you work with,” she said. “I’m proud to continue learning and growing alongside some of the greatest EMTs and paramedics in the world.”

Another thing she appreciates about Fairfield EMS is the schedule, which she calls “amazing.” She works at the station 48 hours, then is off four days.

As for being voted “Star of the Year,” she said she has grown to love the community 80 miles southeast of Dallas like it was her own.

“I am extremely grateful for this recognition,” she said. “It is a reminder to keep striving, learning and growing in support and betterment for Freestone County.”

Her efforts are appreciated. Fairfield EMS director Billy Perez says Hannah is “dedicated and compassionate to her patients and strives to stay well-trained and educated to provide the best patient care.”

While her award means a lot to Hannah, she considers her family, which includes three children, ages 2 to 4, her greatest accomplishment. “I’m pleased I could keep up with a physically demanding job throughout three pregnancies,” she said. “They are my world.”