She was a 1986 graduate of Newfane High School. After moving to Birmingham, Alabama she obtained her paramedic license from University of Alabama and worked as a paramedic, dispatcher, and also a field instructor for the EMT program. She later earned her nursing degree from Jefferson State College. Tammy is survived by her parents James and Doris Thomas, husband Dennis Long, brother Richard, and sister Barbara; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews.
Tammy’s natural gift as a health care worker was evident as early as high school while working at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Nursing home where she would visit with residents outside of her shifts, and even had been known to bring residents home for the holidays if they did not have family close by. She shined as a paramedic with her ability to remain calm and calm others in emergency situations. Her co-workers remember her not just as a great paramedic but a dedicated team leader and instructor. Later as a nurse she was recognized as being conscientious in serving her patients with dignity, respect, and true compassion and was the source of strength not just for her patients, but for their families. She will be truly missed.
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