A single parent of two toddlers, Tashonna Williams has mostly worked at fast-food restaurants since graduating Bogan High.
But a recent chance interaction with an emergency medical technician on an ambulance responding to a call could change the 25-year-old’s life. Williams is among 30 young people from the inner city set to begin EMT training on Monday, through $30,000 in donations from the city’s Black Fire Brigade group, to cover their tuition, books, and uniforms.
“My friend’s baby was having a hard time breathing. We called the ambulance, and while they cared for the baby, I started talking to one of the EMTs,” said Williams, who lives with her parents in Chatham.