Two West York Ambulance employees pass 15 years of service with the organization.
Nick Laughman and Clif Laughman
On August 9, 2001 Nick Laughman and Clif Laughman, no relation, both were hired as part time Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) with West York Ambulance. When we go through the hiring process we hope to get 5 years of service after the hiring. We exceeded all expectations with these 2 as it is now 15 years since they were hired.
Over the years both have been exemplary employees and have helped West York Ambulance in so many ways. Nick began as a part time EMT and moved on to full time but during his tenure he furthered himself by attending, and graduating, paramedic school at Harrisburg Area Community College. Nick has been an important part in West York Ambulance advancing from a basic life support to an advanced life support unit, an ambulance that runs with an Emergency Medical Technician and a Paramedic. He was the main source when we set up our first medic unit in 2007 when we purchased a Ford Explorer to run as this unit. Nick has now advanced to the position of Director of Operations where he handles the day-to-day duties of personnel and the ambulance.
Clif on the other hand has been a part time EMT working at least 3 shifts per week for the past 15 years. This year Clif made a career change to become the fire chief for West Manchester Township. Congratulations Clif!!! While he is no longer an employee he is still a valuable friend to West York Ambulance. As a friend we are counting on him continuing some of the traditions he started by putting Christmas lights on the building and the trimming of the Christmas.
When we were going to be deployed to New Orleans in 2005 to help with Hurricane Katrina both Nick and Clif were the first to say they would be willing to take an ambulance and head south to New Orleans. We then were also deployed to New Jersey 2 times and both Nick and Clif were there again and willing to do whatever was necessary to help the people of New Jersey.
It has been a privilege to know and work with both of these men for 15 years. They are so dedicated, not only to West York Ambulance, but to whatever they undertake. We look forward to Nick serving the community for many more years with West York Ambulance and to have Clif as the fire chief of West Manchester Township.
THANK YOU NICK LAUGHMAN and CLIF LAUGHMAN for your service to West York Borough and West Manchester Township as employees of West York.