Christi Budy, while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, began her career in Emergency Medical Services as a volunteer EMT with Radford University Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known in the arena of EMS care as RUEMS.
During this time frame, Christi would return to her home to Virginia Beach and run ambulance duties with the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Christi soon moved up the ladder of success, taking advantage of free training offered by Virginia Beach EMS, she became a volunteer paramedic along with serving on Kempsville’s squad truck team and with the cities EMS-Volunteer Brigade Chief Command Group.
Christi worked with Sentara Healthcare as both a Paramedic and Registered Nurse, the Chesapeake Fire Department as a Paramedic/Fire Fighter and has taught at Tidewater Community College.
In 2004, Christi was hired as a career paramedic with Virginia Beach EMS. This was followed a few years later with a promotion to EMS Captain. She also served as a flight paramedic with the City of Virginia Beach EMS-Police helicopter program, as well as serving with a number of local and regional special teams.
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