Mr. Andy Garrett



Degrees and Certifications:

UAB 1988-89 EMT-I, II, III NREMT-Paramedic (Currently Acitve) Shelton State FFI, FFII Additional courses in Fire Science Herzing University, Birmingham 2012-14 Bachelor of Science Homeland Security/Public Safety

Mr. Andy Garrett

Subjects Taught

Health Science Foundations & Emergency Services



Alabaster Fire Department - Lieutenant FF Paramedic


Comfort Keepers In-Home Senior Care - Owner Operator


Thompson Middle School - Behavioral Aide

2015 - Current

Thompson High School - Teacher

Health Science (Foundations & Emergency Services)


As of October 2014, I retired after working 26 years in the Fire Service. After starting as a Volunteer Fire Fighter with Alabaster Fire Department in 1989, I was hired to work full-time in 1990, as a Fire Fighter Paramedic, where I remained until 2014. It was during this time that I also owned and operated (while not on-duty) an In-Home Senior Care business, as well as, an additional business that provided contract work for the Department of Human Resources from 2000-2007. It is the sum of this work experience, coupled with my formal education (BS) that has prepared me for my current teaching position at Thompson High School. It has been an extremely rewarding time, teaching a foundations & Emergency Services course as part of the Health Science Career Academy. I look forward, as I continue working with the students & faculty at Thompson High School, where we focus on creating career ready graduates & champions of their own future, in a Medical Profession of their choosing. Thanks for reading and as always, "BE WARRIOR STRONG"!

Andy Garrett - BS. NREMT-P

Thompson High School 

Health Science