Jean Herndon, NREMT-I – Lead Instructor and Instructor Trainer – ASM Certified Instructor

 

Jean HerndonJean Herndon, EMT-I  –  Lead Instructor/Instructor Trainer
Jean was a motorcycle rider for many years before taking an extended break to raise her son as a single parent. She received her endorsement when Maryland first required separate licensing in 1968; no written test was involved but a road test was required for grand-fathered riders if they passed the road test before the end of the year.  The only date Jean had available during Christmas break from college was in the middle of a December snow “event” in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Note: The examiner returned to the DMV building saying something like, “If you get back here in one piece, you’ll pass.”). Jean got her husband, Phil, interested in motorcycling when they had an opportunity to check out all of the 2003 models while volunteering with MDA on the H-D Centennial Tour. They both thought the Road King fit them well.  It wasn’t long thereafter that her son surprised them when he stopped by their house on his new 2003 Sportster.  After he left, Jean declared her dismay that she quit riding to raise her son and now he had a motorcycle and she didn’t.  A week later, they purchased a 2003 Black and Silver Road King Classic, which they still own.  They added a matching sidecar the next year; since then, the resident German Shepherd (first Ace and then King) has enjoyed riding.

Jean has been a First Aid and Medical Emergency Response Team volunteer for over 35 years. She was also an ASHI-Certified First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor for over eight years. After completing both the Basic and Advanced ASM Courses in 2004, Jean and Phil volunteered as ASM Course Assistants and then certified as an Assistant Instructors. In 2008, Jean completed the EMT-Intermediate program through North Metro, now Chattahoochee, Technical College and passed her National Boards to advance from an Assistant Instructor to Lead Instructor for ASM. Jean is licensed to practice in Georgia.

Jean has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education, serving her Senior Internship as an Ensign with the U.S. Public Health Service COSTEP Program at the Atlanta-based Training Department of the CDC TB Unit Training, writing Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) on the Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of TB and other airborne communicable diseases. Her career has spanned a wide range of professions, from Social Worker/Supervisor to Business School Instructor and later, from Data Processing Technical Writer/Editor and contract Training Manager to Computer Technician. Jean is now retired after 20 years with AT&T in Data Processing Centers, where she met Phil.  They’ve been married over 25 years.

 

Jean can be reached by filling out the form online.

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  1. Mike Sangster says

    Need a class set up for Harley-Davidson of Atlanta’s HOG Chapter.

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