Candi Havemann was born and raised right here in Bellville, Texas. Candi and her husband purchased her family home in 2018, and now raise their kids on the same property she was raised on. Spending the majority of her life here, she has seen Austin County EMS grow from a strictly volunteer service to what it is today.
Candi’s interest in EMS was piqued while working as a Safety Coordinator for a local company, when she scheduled employees to become CPR certified. Austin County EMS employees came and taught the CPR class. The weekend after being certified, Candi witnessed a cardiac arrest and was able to perform CPR and defibrillate a patient until EMS arrived. She called the office the next day and signed up to take the EMT-Basic class scheduled to begin early that spring and put on by Austin County EMS through TEEX. Candi very quickly completed her clinical rotations and her NREMT test.
By September 2008, she was a certified EMT-Basic and hired by Austin County EMS later that year. Candi spent the first few years of her employment with Austin County EMS working in the field, and eventually transitioned to Assistant Department Coordinator in 2014.
Having grown up in the community, Candi has great pride in our service and seeing it advance to better serve the citizens of Austin County. Candi has a passion for mental health and feels the stigma associated with it is unfair and hopes to promote positive mental health practices and understanding. She is currently studying to become a Clinical Psychologist to better serve our citizens and our service.