Lt. Michael Stanford of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue has been selected as the Volunteer EMT of the Year by the Greater Wenatchee EMS Council at yesterday’s award ceremony for EMS Week.
Michael has been instrumental in moving LWFR from a first-aid providing organization to an agency that now houses a BLS (Basic Life Support) ambulance and provides BLS care. His leadership has created a culture of advance training and care in a rural setting that is imperative to saving lives! LWFR now has 22 certified EMS responders and Michael has played a key role in their development. He has led the charge in civilian CPR classes and introduced and championed the placement of numerous automated external defibrillators (AED’s) in our community. He routinely provides First Aid classes to the public. In his rare spare time he holds leadership positions on the local and regional EMS Councils and never misses the opportunity to assist his community. Brian Pulse, Director of Emergency Medical Services for Cascade Medical, received the councils EMS Administrator of the year award. Congratulations, Mike and Brian! Facebook Congratulations!