Two Fla. Sunstar Paramedics Receive Star of Life Awards

The awards will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Nashville, Tennessee, and on Oct. 31, during EMS World Expo’s opening ceremony.
The winners will be announced during the EMS World Expo keynote address on October 31 in Nashville, Tenn.
Monte Mathews was honored by the American Ambulance Association with the Stars of Life award.
American Ambulance Association recognized Damian Gonzales and Joshua Daly for their outstanding service and dedication.
The agency received the EMS Patient Safety First Award for their commitment to improving their safety culture.
Laura Wolcott of Rochester, N.Y. was recognized for her professionalism and dedication to EMS.
The program awards medical education grants annually to qualifying caregivers who demonstrate a career commitment to the EMS profession.
Paramedic Lyle Stoll was honored with the award that celebrates EMS professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty.
David Wampler, PhD, assistant professor in Emergency Health Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center, received the Best Research Award.
Paramedic Terry Bottjen of Faith, S.D. received the 2017 NAEMT/Nasco Paramedic of the Year Award.
U.S. Army Sergeant Jacob Ponczkowski was presented with the 2017 NAEMT/North American Rescue Military Medic of the Year Award.
Ginny Renkiewicz, a paramedic from Fayetteville, N.C., received the 2017 NAEMT/Jones & Bartlett Learning EMS Educator of the Year Award.
NAEMT President Dennis Rowe presented EMT Ryan Houser with the 2017 NAEMT/Braun Industries EMT of the Year Award.
Greenlawn Fire Department and EMS of Greenlawn, NY was the recipient of the 2017 Volunteer EMS Service of the Year Award.
Allina Health EMS of St. Paul, Minnesota is announced as the winner of the 2017 Dick Ferneau Career EMS Service of the Year award.