By NICOLE JONES
It was the end of an era this summer, as EMS volunteer Hallie Booth closed the book on 33 years of community service.
But her retirement didn’t come before Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3 decided its new EMS training facility would be officially named the Hallie S. Booth Training Center.
“Anyone who has worked with Mrs. Booth for any time during her more than three decades of volunteering in this community will tell you how focused she was on furthering her education in EMS and because of that, we felt like renaming this training center for her was fitting,” said District No. 3 Executive Director Dave Ferguson.
A long-time Manvel Emergency Medical Services and then Brazoria County ESD 3 volunteer, Booth retired at the end of July.
Earlier in the month at the district’s regular meeting, the board unanimously approved a resolution honoring Booth for her many years of dedication, service, and sacrifice to her community.
At age 52, Booth began her volunteer career with Manvel EMS — before the creation of the district. Now 85, she says she is ready to relax and focus on her family and faith.
“Hallie Booth has been a remarkable asset to this organization, to the community, and to EMS in this state,” Ferguson during her retirement party.
District EMT’s and paramedics said they don’t expect Booth to be a stranger in the coming years, as she has promised she will routinely visit to keep the staff on their toes.