Community Safety Career Achievement Award - BC Ambulance Service:
Jeffrey Watts began his career in Emergency Medical Services in 1975.
During his service to the citizens of Richmond, Watts has responded to a number of major calls for service including a major multi-patient motor vehicle incident in 1992 involving a bus and a truck on Highway 99.
As fate would have it, Watts also attended to both of the Richmond RCMP constables killed in the line of duty - Const. Thomas James and Const. Jimmy Ng.
He has been a part of Scouts Canada since 1963 where he has developed a number of initiatives and has volunteered his own time to develop and coordinate the Richmond High School First Responder program.
This program has students trained and equipped as medical first responders and charged with the care of fellow students until the arrival of paramedics.
Watts was presented with the RCMP Commissioner's Commendation for Bravery when dealing with an armed suicidal patient in Richmond in 2002.
In 2004, he was the recipient of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce 911 Award for Ambulance Crew of the Year.
Watts is of the "old guard," someone for whom paramedicine is not a job, but is a passion and a major part of his life.