It is my pleasure to report Tonya Boyd and Cheryl Middleton will make New York City history as the first Black women to become division chiefs within the EMS command. 

Sounds like an inspiring story, doesn’t it? If you also are dreaming about a career in EMS, you can start today! Paramedics are very much in demand right now. Finding a job as a traveling paramedic these days may not be that hard if you have the required skills. But it’s hard work and it’s not a job for everyone, only if saving people is your purpose.

Boyd, 53, and Middleton, 57, will be officially appointed as division chiefs during a promotion ceremony at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island on Friday (May 20). 

What’s even sweeter is the ladies will receive their honor from Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh, who is the first woman to lead the FDNY since its inception in 1865.

Tonya Boyd began working as an EMT over 25 years ago. 

She said of her history-making promotion:

It’s something I look forward to.

The best part of the job is just motivating and inspiring members.

Cheryl Middleton has spent 33 years with EMS and is humbled by her new appointment.

It’s very special, and it’s not just for me.

Since my promotion was announced so many people are telling me how proud they are of me. 

They tell me I’m a role model and they look up to me. 

But it’s not enough to make the news and reach the rank. 

I have to represent.

Congratulations to both of these queens on well-deserved appointments!

Source: NY Daily News