Congratulations to SMS Standout Chris Coulson. Chris is a high-risk evaluator and paramedic and is being recognized for excellent performance and quality of work. Chris stepped up to work overtime for two consecutive days. Through clear communication and careful attention to detail, he helped ensure the efficiency and success of his team’s mission. Great way to demonstrate teamwork, Chris! 


We spoke to Chris and asked him to tell us how a day in his line of work looks like.

A.A. Describe a typical day at work.

C.C. Screening oilfield workers for covid symptoms and quarantine prior to going out to the platforms.


A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?

C.C. A seven-day Caribbean cruise.


A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.

C.C. Honest and hardworking paramedic.


A.A. What is your favorite thing about your job?

C.C. Meeting people from all different walks of life.


A.A. What food could you live on for a month?



A.A. Do you have a side hustle, hobby, or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?

C.C. Shooting, amateur radio, and gaming.


A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?

C.C. Looking forward to payday.


A.A. What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?

C.C. Delivered a baby on the side of the interstate.


A.A. Who would play you in a movie?

C.C. No clue.


A.A. Tell us about a moment that changed your life.

C.C. The day my daughter was born.


A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?

C.C. Never stop learning and paying attention.


A.A What is your favorite activity outside of work?

C.C. Shooting/target practice.


A.A. Name one book that inspired you professionally.

C.C. How to win friends and influence people.


A.A. Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?

C.C. Being able to fly.


A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?

C.C. Pick your battles.


A.A. Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?

C.C. Hawaii cruise, build our dream home, walk my daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.


A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

C.C. 1dog – Addie or stinky and 1 Cat – Daphine


A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

C.C. Sure is hot in here.

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