Andre K. Hunt was born in 1980 in Englewood, NJ. His mother Debra Boykin Hunt was a Professional Assistant, at the Englewood Public School District, who died March 2017. His father Ronald Hunt was a Postal Supervisor, who died in September of 2010. Andre Hunt attended Dwight Morrow High School and graduated in 1999 with Honors. During his high school years, he was an active member of his local ambulance corps, while trying to earn his Emergency Medical Technician certification. After he had turned 18, he attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Mahwah, NJ for Automotive Technology. He dropped out and enlisted in the United States Army in 2000. After hearing of his father’s illness, it was difficult for him to finish out his term and receive a compassionate reassignment to be by his father’s bedside. After returning home, he pursued his EMT career and obtained his certification in August 2004. While working as an EMT, he attended Dover Business College for medical assisting and graduated with honors in winter 2006. After many years, he obtained more certifications from Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, New Jersey State Police Hazardous Materials Response Unit, New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services.
Hunt earned more than 116 certificates in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services. He was EMS Branch Officer on numerous EMS calls and events. Also was the first EMT to be on ALS 111/SCTU 111 during the coverage of the Hudson County area in 2006. In 2014, he became Captain of the Englewood Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
Hunt taught himself how to build computers and network them over various network devices. He has learned how to configure and monitor VoIP phones, convert Cisco IP phones for VoIP home use, program and utilize Raspberry Pi computers as print servers, Asterisks PBX, and a media center. He spends most of his time with his family and his home church Christian International Church of Lincoln Park, NJ. As an Amateur Radio Operator, he can be found mostly on the VHF and UHF bands of the Bergen, Passaic and Hudson repeaters. His most recent efforts can be found as a Webelos Scout Den Leader for Pack 51 and Pack 65.
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