More than a dozen Kern County Hall Ambulance Service paramedic paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical dispatchers, and support personnel are set to be recognized by the State Legislature.
The recognition is part of the California Ambulance Association's (CAA) Stars of Life Celebration that acknowledges and honors the dedicated professionals in the ambulance services industry.
According to a press release by Hall Ambulance "of significant merit are the life-saving, singular acts performed by the following Hall Ambulance Paramedics and EMTs:
Paramedic Rick Davis' advanced life support care for a cardiac arrest victim on Christmas Eve resulted in the patient surviving and spending another Christmas with her family.
Paramedic Ryan Strange, who convinced a middle-school teacher that her severe panic attack could be, and indeed was, something else-cardiac arrest.
Paramedic Marsha Aase, and EMT William Cassidy, who saved the life of a great -grandmother who went into sudden cardiac arrest. [Note: Irene Sample's great-grandchildren performed CPR until EMS arrived. For their efforts, they rode on the American Heart Association Float in this year's Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
Paramedic Josh Edwards, and EMT Brooke Carmona who saved the life of a 19-year-old who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball.
Paramedic Eddie Maldonado, and EMT Adam Moreno who performed exemplary when faced with responding to a co-worker's need for medical aid due to a cardiac complaint.
The remaining honorees are the President's Award, and Founder's Award recipients, and the Employees of the Year announced at Hall Ambulance Service's 46th Anniversary Employee Recognition Awards in February:
Relief Supervisor Rod Castillo- Recipient of the President's Award for Customer Service
Mark Corum, Director of Media Services- Recipient of the Founders Award for Management Excellence
Paramedic Masato Seki- Paramedic of the Year
EMT Vera Chinn- Emergency Medical Technician of the Year
Tabitha Baker, EMD- Emergency Dispatcher of the Year"
The honorees will spend their day in Sacramento where they will receive their Stars of Life medals and meet with Assembly Member Vince Fong, Senator Andy Vidak and Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller.