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Stratford EMS Recognizes Members During National Volunteer Week

Members of the Stratford EMS recently attended the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. The Stratford EMS recognized its volunteers during National Volunteer Week through its Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program.
Members of the Stratford EMS recently attended the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. The Stratford EMS recognized its volunteers during National Volunteer Week through its Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program. Photo Credit: Stratford EMS/Facebook

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Stratford Emergency Medical Service recently recognized its volunteers during National Volunteer Week through its Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program.

In its ongoing efforts to recognize, support and sustain the volunteer program at Stratford EMS, the Stratford Emergency Medical Service Administration has been approved as a “Certifying Organization” for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier national volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.

The program has four different award levels, including the most distinguished “Lifetime Achievement Award."

The awards are determined by the Presidential Volunteer Service Award program based on volunteer hours measured cumulatively during a 12-month period or lifetime achievement. In 2015, Stratford Emergency Medical Service volunteers gave more than 21,000 hours to the town.

Michael Loiz, director of Stratford Emergency Medical Service said: “We have one of the strongest volunteer programs in the state. Our volunteers continue to provide a tremendous and valuable service to SEMS and the community. We are very proud of our volunteers.”

April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week. In recognition of this special time set aside for volunteers and on behalf of the Stratford EMS Administration, the director of public safety, the mayor and the Town of Stratford, Stratford Emergency Medical Service had its first volunteer recognition ceremony Thursday, April 14 at Town Hall.

The volunteers recognized were:

Lifetime Achievement Award (4,000-plus hours):

  • Posthumously EMT, Charles “Mick” McCullough
  • EMR, Angelo Cimino
  • EMT, Barry Kelly
  • EMT, Brian Cepetelli
  • EMT, Carol Stosse
  • Paramedic, Christopher Costa
  • EMR, David Ingmanson
  • EMT, Gavin Forrester
  • EMT, Helen “Bunnie” McQuilton
  • EMT, Jessica Archick
  • EMT, John Butler
  • EMT, Karen Marino
  • EMT, Laurie Meyers
  • EMT, Mary Wheeling
  • EMT, Matthew White
  • EMR, Richard Marino
  • EMT, Ruth Smith
  • EMT, Steven Kennedy
  • EMT, Todd Lutheran
  • Gold Award (500 + hours in 2015)
  • EMT, Alex Kowinko
  • EMT, Alex Lenches
  • EMR, Alyssa Ingmanson
  • EMT, Christopher Mancini
  • EMT, Indumathi Dhakshinamurthy
  • EMT, Kevin Callahan
  • EMT, Kimberly Ingmanson
  • EMT, Michael Ingmanson
  • EMT, Lauren Botsford
  • EMT, Scott Burton
  • AEMT, Sean Campbell
  • EMT, Shannon Kekac
  • EMT, Victoria Outhouse
  • AEMT, William Villa

Silver Award (250-499 hours in 2015):

  • EMT, Angela Capinera
  • EMT, Carolynn Hackley
  • EMT, Daniel Perillo
  • EMT, Emily Montes
  • AEMT, Jacob Telep
  • EMT, Michael Elwell
  • EMT, Nadine Dodson
  • EMT, Paulina Smaga
  • EMT, Ralph Arnone
  • EMT, Robert Papay
  • EMR, Robert Parker
  • EMR, Rosanna Mazella
  • EVO, Tom Hallas

Bronze Award (100-249 hours in 2015):

  • EMT, Aaron Czarnecki
  • AEMT, Amanda Herrera
  • EMT, Christopher Fresilli
  • EMT, Evona Wojtanoski
  • EMT, Jasmine Torres
  • EMT, Jeff Shaw
  • EMT, Joseph Impellizeri
  • EMT, Kristin Koch
  • EMT, Lorraine Gloerson
  • EMT, Scott Reutter
  • EMT, Stephen Povroznik

For more information on the PVSA, click here.

For more information regarding SEMS, click here .

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