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OCT 2018

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For More Information Circle 44 on Reader Service Card EMSWORLD.com | OCTOBER 2018 59 OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Steven Kroll, MHA, EMT, Delmar, N.Y. 2018 NAEMT/Braun Industries EMT of the Year Sponsored by Braun Industries Steven Kroll, MHA, EMT, serves as chief of Delmar-Bethlehem EMS (DBEMS) in New York. He has been an EMT since 1982. Kroll has developed a positive work environment at DBEMS by blending career and volunteer staff. He led the development of quality initiatives and incorporated continuing education as a means of improving patient care and the agency's workforce. Michael Dailey, MD, regional EMS medical director, nominated Kroll and commended him for being an EMS leader, true professional, and patient care advocate. Kroll serves on the executive board of the Hudson Mohawk Regional EMS Council and Regional Emergency Medical Organization, and as chair of the council's Budget and Finance Committee. Kroll is immediate past chair of the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council, which advises the state government on EMS issues. He is an advocate for person-centered EMS through the collaboration of prehospital providers, the broader healthcare system, and social services. Kroll's experience in healthcare management and government affairs inspires him to improve EMS, and he maintains the skill set to help others improve as well. Terence Hannigan, EMT, says, "The value of Steve's leadership cannot be overstated in creating the success of DBEMS and the benefits the agency provides to our community." Stephen Meyer, Sta Sergeant, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 2018 NAEMT/North American Rescue Military Medic of the Year Sponsored by North American Rescue Stephen Meyer is a paramedic and staff sergeant (SSG) in the U.S. Army, recently serving as senior medic for the 75th Ranger Regiment. He was deployed for Operation Freedom's Sentinel as a special operations strike force senior medic and medical advisor to the Afghanistan special operations force. SSG Meyer provided medical support and training to junior medics to ensure the highest level of readiness. He received a commendation medal with "C" device for exceptional achievement in support of the operation. SSG Meyer's advanced training enabled him to treat severe wounds, administer tranexamic acid (TXA), apply tourniquets, perform invasive procedures on severely injured casualties, and safely move them to a secure location. "SSG Meyer is the epitome of selfless service," says Maj. Charles Moore, MD, adding in his nomination letter that in spite of being immobilized and in pain with his own injury, Meyer continued his care of injured comrades brought to him. Meyer was later awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. Moore further says, "SSG Meyer's superior professionalism, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence have and continue to save lives on the battlefield. If injured on the battlefield, SSG Meyer is the medic I would want to see running toward me to save my life." S P O N S O R E D B Y : S P O N S O R E D B Y : O F T H E Y E A R

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