Member Spotlight: Casey Huff
This week’s spotlight features Fire Medic, Casey Huff. Casey joined the Rittman Fire Department in 2016 when she received her EMT-Basic certification. Through the years, Casey has achieved multiple certifications including her Paramedic in 2019, and Firefighter II in 2020. As of 2021, Casey became the full time Retention and Recruitment Coordinator here at Rittman Fire.
Casey has worked in the medical field since graduating high school. She obtained her Degree in Medical Assisting and worked for a few family practice offices for 12 years. In 2020 she started working at Akron City Emergency Room as a paramedic, and still works there as needed. When Casey is not working, you can find Casey spending time with her family and nephews, in which she adores, or spending time running outdoors working towards her next 5k race.
Casey grew up in Wadsworth, and now resides in Rittman with her dog, Nilla, whom was rescued from the Bahamas in 2019. Fun facts: Casey’s favorite animal is a Zebra, but she’s a HUGE dog lover. She one day dreams of owning her own doggie day care.
Due to her short stature, Casey’s name tag on her fire jacket lays below her knees. One winter while she was walking on slippery surfaces during a car accident, her fellow firefighters said she looked like a penguin walking with no legs.
One of the most common questions she is asked by the general public is, “you have an all girl crew?” All female crews are becoming more common in this era. “We all work together, no matter how big, small, or gender.” Advice Casey would give to someone who wants to enter the Fire/EMS service, “Be the kind of partner you would want to have. Treat patients as though they are your own family.”
One of the most memorable experiences was having the privilege and honor to show respect with others during a fallen firefighters funeral procession. “The amount of firefighters from the county, and all over the state that represented themselves was unbelievable. The community stepped up to show their respect. You could feel the support all around you. It definitely makes you feel blessed for what you do, and proud of your fellow firefighters.”
Casey and her team members pride themselves on the quality of care they provide for their patients. Join them at Rittman Fire and Rescue!