Employee Testimonials

"Three years ago, I started this crazy adventure of working for ALSTAR EMS. I was a very green EMT, with the ink still wet on my card. In those 3 years, I've worked with some of the greatest and most intelligent people I've ever known. My family away from home has seen me at my worst and best. As a new paramedic, I've had so many people offer to help me. I am blessed that ALSTAR continues to help me grow as a medic and a person." 
-Kelsey Mattison, Paramedic

“I primarily love this job! I cannot believe someone is willing to pay me to do this since I provide Emergency Medical Service for free in my off time. I was told while back to find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life. I haven’t worked since 2012. Being a Paramedic is not what we do, it’s who we are.  When I was a BLS provider, I was jealous of the ALS providers because they got to snag people out of the jaws of death. Now I get to do it. It became a race of time between me and the angel of death and who can get there first. When I started working for ALSTAR EMS I was on the 10pm to 6am shift which is where all of my war stories come from. I loved the idea of helping the helpless who picked up the phone and dialed 911. A few years back, I was T-Boned on the corner of Jones & Gifford Avenue and had several injuries. I was just impressed by the amount of people who came to the scene to help me. I became inspired and started as a volunteer through the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department. My 2 year old daughter even loves coming down to quarters to see daddy take off in the ambulance. Every time she hears sirens, she thinks of me.”
-Walid Al-Jabiri, Paramedic