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2017 Stars of Life: Josh Boden, Watonga EMS

April 03, 2017 7:30 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

Congratulations to our 2017 Stars!

Josh Boden
EMS Director 
Watonga EMS
Watonga, Oklahoma

Watonga EMS is proud to submit Josh Boden as an OKAMA Star of Life. Josh, a Watonga native, is a very driven person, and is passionate about his role as Director of EMS.

Following graduation from Watonga High School, Josh began his life of service by devoting five years to the Army, during which he attained the rank of Section Sergeant. His service included a deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When Watonga EMS was on the verge of closing its doors in early 2016, Josh played a significant role in reorganizing the Service and mapping out a sustainable plan for its future. This was accomplished in a period of one month. Licenses were obtained, State inspections were successfully accomplished, and a third party billing company was contracted to address all of the issues on the billing side of the operation.

Shyla Teply, Watonga City Clerk, noted that, “Josh Boden has gone above and beyond what was expected of him as a Paramedic, father, volunteer Fireman, and citizen of our community to assure our City that a well-trained staff was operational within a very short period of time. I strongly believe that without Josh and his staff’s quick response to the need, our community could have experienced a tremendous loss. They are very professional in every way.”

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