Member Profile: Tawanna Young
Meet Fire Medic Tawanna Young. Tawanna has been with the Rittman Fire Department since 2019 after finishing her paramedic schooling at Akron General.
Tawanna started her Fire career in 2016, and currently holds a full-time position with Akron Fire. Before working in the Fire/EMS service she was a correction officer in Summit County for 5 years.
Tawanna states her favorite part of being on the Rittman Fire Department is being a part of the family. She states “It is important to have a good support system, keep an open mind, and always remember why you do this job.”
She has a passion for cooking, and frequently makes delicious meals for her fire family while on shift. Tawanna has a 3 yr old daughter, McKinley, a wiener dog named Scooter, and a turtle named Michelangelo. In between playing video games, lifting weights and working, she is still finding time to plan an October 2022 wedding with her fiancé, Haley.
Tawanna and her team members pride themselves on the quality of care they provide for their patients. Join them at Rittman Fire and Rescue!https://www.rittmanfire.com/join/