Chris Hanks became a junior firefighter in 2001, following the death of his mother. By the time he graduated high school, he had learned basic EMT skills, and the following year, he was the youngest National Registered Paramedic in the state of Georgia. With a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University, he teaches new EMTs the techniques they can use to better serve their community. He currently serves as a Firefighter Paramedic and Level 3 Rescue Technician, responding to Savannah’s most complex and dangerous rescues.