Eric Thyr, 26, has served as an Advanced EMT in the Las Vegas Valley for more than six years. Eric began his career with AMR Las Vegas in the summer of 2012. In 2016, Eric was hired at Community Ambulance where he continued to serve Southern Nevada residents.
Eric has called Henderson home since 1994. He graduated from Green Valley High School in 2010. Eric was an avid motocross racer throughout his childhood and teens and enjoyed the outdoors.
Eric started his journey toward becoming a pilot in 2017, when he attended ATP flight school in North Las Vegas. After gaining flight hours as a student and later a certified flight instructor, Eric was offered a job as a First Officer with Maverick Airlines in Henderson. Flying is Eric’s dream, and he always has a story to tell about his time in the skies. He continued to work in EMS while pursuing his new career as a pilot.
On the night of November 10, 2018, Eric was critically injured. He sustained a severe traumatic brain injury after the accidental discharge of a firearm when a family member mishandled a weapon. Eric not only survived the incident, but after a short four months, has gained back much of his former self. He continues to rehabilitate through this injury and shows extreme determination and a will to be 100% himself.
Eric’s personality is truly one of a kind. He makes people smile and laugh on a daily basis. His witty humor coupled with a sincere nature makes him a genuinely good person. There is no obstacle too big for Eric to surmount, and he looks forward to the day where he can return to both flying and serving the community he calls home.