Local EMT’s Honored In Washington

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 7:45 am

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Todd Fisk and Michelle Anderson have been selected as Emergency Medical Services Stars by their peers. This is an annual award sponsored by the American Ambulance Association.

They traveled to Washington DC to be part of a national awards ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of people involved in Emergency Medical Services. Sharing a common desire to serve our community, Fisk and Anderson are at almost opposite ends of the career spectrum.

Todd Fisk started his career in EMS 30 years ago as a volunteer EMT with what was then North Branch Rescue Service. He has progressed through the organization and now holds the post of Director of Finance. Even though he spends time with spreadsheets and Medicare billing forms, his true passion is being able to still work ambulance shifts taking care of patients.

Michelle Anderson was working a traditional office job when she decided to become an EMT. She started with Lakes Region EMS 3 years ago and has since become a Field Training Officer. Now she is a mentor and trainer to new EMTs before they are allowed to work on their own.

Both Todd and Michelle were selected by their peers to receive this recognition due to their steadfast commitment to the Lakes Region EMS four pillars; state of the art patient care, outstanding customer service, dedication to the communities we serve, and financial health and responsibility.

They traveled to Washington DC where they attended an awards ceremony and dinner. They also met with members of the Minnesota congressional delegation. They were able to give them the opportunity to share with members of Congress the needs of

Paramedics and EMTs all across the nation as well as an opportunity for our congressional delegation to recognize Todd and Michelle’s accomplishments.

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