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Joel “Duck” Hawkins, B.A., NREMT-P

EMS Clinical Coordinator


History With DCCCD

  • 2010 - EMS program clinical coordinator, Brookhaven College

Educational Background

  • Bachelor's degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

Professional Certifications

  • Paramedic certification, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Firefighting training from the Dallas Fire Academy
  • Licensed paramedic through the National Registry and Texas Department of Health Services
  • Instructor certifications in American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR, EMS, BLS, PALS and ACLS

Additional DCCCD Roles

  • Coordinator of Continuing Education programs

Awards/Accomplishments

  • 1991 - Dallas Fire Department Paramedic of the Year
  • 1992 - Medic of the Year from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #6796 Civic Award

Related Professional Experience

  • Retired Dallas firefighter with more than 20 years of service as a firefighter/paramedic
  • Instructor of “ride-out” prep classes, Methodist Medical Center