Congratulations to our SMS Standout Carl Dugas. Carl was recognized by a supervisor for being compassionate, professional, courteous, and all around wonderful folks to be around. Nice work, Carl!

We were able to get a glimpse into what a day at work looks like for Carl and learn some fun facts about him.


A.A. Describe a typical day at work.

C.D. My day starts early at 05:00 AM. I begin it with coffee, then filling out reports, checking on different areas of the FEMA camp, and running a medical clinic for the FEMA camp.


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

C.D. Best vacation was visiting my daughter in Estes Park Colorado.


A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.

C.D. Loyal, try to do the right thing and remember we are all human!


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

C.D. No two days are the same.


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

C.D. Steak and shrimp


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.D. Hunting and fishing and playing golf when I have time.


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

C.D. Knowing that I help people.


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

C.D. Being named Paramedic of the Year.


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

C.D. Clint Eastwood.


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

C.D. There are many moments from people’s lives I have touched through work.


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

C.D. Be fair and know your role and job.


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

C.D.Deer hunting and watching the Yankees.


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

C.D. Paramedic textbook.


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

C.D. I would like to know how to play the piano, and I would like to have the ability to change some things in the past.


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

C.D. We are all human.


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

C.D. Get back to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees play live.

Moose hunt in Canada.


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

C.D. Two German Shepherds Roux and Bailey.


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

C.D. Do you have whiskey?

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