Posted by Edward De Lany
Pictured from left to right are Lion President Joe Sykora Jr., EMS Chief Brian Bayani, and Tomball Lion Past President Bubba Hardee. 
The Tomball Lions Club welcomed Northwest Community Health Executive Director Chief Brian Bayani, MPA, LP to our first meeting of 2021.  Chief Bayani started his EMS career in New Jersey.  After relocating to Texas in 2000, he completed his paramedic education through Lone Star College North Harris and has since worked in a variety of supervisory and leadership roles in urban and suburban EMS systems.  He also served as adjunct faculty for the Lone Star College--North Harris EMS Professions Program.  Chief Bayani has made presentations at several professional conferences,  including the Texas EMS Conference and Special  Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly.  Chief Bayani is also an alumnus of the University of Houston - Downtown, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Applied Administration.  He received his Master of Public Administration from Sam Houston State University. 
Chief Bayani gave an informative presentation on Northwest Community Health and its role in providing pre-hospital emergency medical care.  Northwest Community Health is a private non-profit organization that has served the citizens in and around Tomball for over 35 years.  Though not a part of the City of Tomball, Northwest has worked hand in hand with Tomball Police and Fire Departments to provide the highest quality pre-hospital care and emergency response.  Northwest has three ambulances and one supervisor staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with an additional 3 reserve ambulances able to be staffed as needed.  In addition to 911 response, Northwest also provides various community outreach and education programs, including CPR, First-aid, and adult/high school EMT - Basic courses. For more information on these and other programs offered by Northwest, check out their website at