In all, 103 EMS professionals were honored for their dedication, leadership and innovation in the field of EMS. Complete profiles of the Stars, along with photos, are available on EMSInsider.com. If you are not a member of EMS Insider, you can subscribe here for $79 annually. And the winners are: Mark Adams: Community Care Ambulance; Ashtabula, OhioMarc Archer & Robert Gutierrez: AMR; Redlands, Calif.Luis Barrera: MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS Agency); Charlotte, N.C.Scott Bernhardt: Huron Valley Ambulance; Plymouth, Mich.Lawrence Billotto: MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS Agency); Charlotte, N.C.Jay Bonin: LifeLine Ambulance Service; Woburn, Mass.Lesyan Borges & Liosdan Diaz: AMR; Miami, Fla.Linda Brown: LifeCare Medical Transports; Fredericksburg, Va.Nicholas Brown: LifeNet, Inc.; Hot Springs, Ark.Richard A. Buckles, Jr.: AmericaTn Ambulance of Visalia; Visalia, Calif.Amanda Campos: Allegiance Mobile Health; Corpus Christi, TexasAndrew Chalk: Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.; Friendswood, TexasChase Coates: EMSA; Tulsa, Okla.Benjamin Cohen: Northwell Health CEMS; Syosset, N.Y.Stephen Colwell: Bell Ambulance, Inc.; Milwaukee, Wis.Brian J. Connor: LifeLine Ambulance Service; Woburn, Mass.Loretta “Leto” Contreras: Rural Metro; San Diego, Calif.Brian Copeland: REACT EMS; Shawnee, Okla.Pamela Crichton: Cataldo Ambulance Service; Somerville, Mass.Christina Curtiss: MedicWest AMR; Las Vegas, Nev.Ryan Davis: Life EMS Ambulance; Kalamazoo, Mich.Walter Ducharme: Regional Ambulance Service, Inc.; Rutland, Vt.Nicholas Eberhardt: Sunstar/Paramedics Plus; Largo Fla.Jason Eblen: F-M Ambulance Service; Fargo, N.D.Deonne Eske: Ashippun Fire Department; Ashippun, Wis.David Franklin: Cataldo Ambulance; Somerville, Mass.Benedict Gatto: Northwell Health CEMS; Staten Island, N.Y.Timothy Gibbons: Rural Metro; Everett, Wash.Robert Good: AMR; Colorado Springs, Colo.Jason Goodwin: LifeNet, Inc.; Texarkana, TexasRakesh Gowrie: Global Medical Response; Trinidad and TobagoChristopher Grant: LifeLine Ambulance Service; Woburn, Mass.Michael Griffith: East Texas Medical Center EMS; Tyler, TexasKristy Halter: St. Francois County Ambulance District; Farmington, Miss.Ramona Hanks: Acadian Ambulance Service; Groves, TexasBryan Harrell: MedStar Mobile Healthcare; Fort Worth, TexasKayla Hedlund: Lakes Region EMS; North Branch, Minn.Cliff Henderson: Medic Ambulance; Solano County, Calif.Brandon Hermance: Mohawk Ambulance Service; Schenectady, N.Y.Lance V. Hester: Rural Metro; Rochester, N.Y.Anastasia Huddleston: Rural Metro; Knoxville, Tenn.Rick Hyatt: MedStar Mobile Healthcare; Fort Worth, TexasDaniel Jackson: Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc.; Meriden, Conn.Gregg James: Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.; Elmhurst, Ill.Joseph Johnson: Armstrong Ambulance Service; Arlington, Mass.Ian Joseph: Northwell Health CEMS; New York, N.Y.Ray Kirby: MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS Agency); Charlotte, N.C.Leanna Knight: Metro West Ambulance; Hillsboro, Ore.Kerry Krikava: McKenzie County Ambulance Service; Watford City, N.D.Erin Lally: Acadian Ambulance Service; Bridge City, TexasWilliam Lang: AMR; Portland, Ore.Tim Lewis: Medix Ambulance; Warrenton, Ore.Kenneth Lujan: AMR; Las Cruces, N.M.Darrell Mahrle: LifeCare Ambulance Service; Battle Creek, Mich.Floyd Mead: Nature Coast EMS; Lecanto, Fla.Brian Meader: Medic Ambulance Service; Solano County, Calif.Christopher Moore: LifeNet, Inc.; Stillwater, Okla.Bob Moye: Rural Metro Fire; Knoxville, Tenn.Tom Nahrwold: Three Rivers Ambulance Authority; Fort Wayne, Ind.Sandy Passera: LifeCare Medical Transports; Fredericksburg, Va.Robert Perry: LifeLine Ambulance Service; Woburn, Mass.Hank Pfister: LifeCare Medical Transports; Fredericksburg, Va.Larry Pickens: Creek County Emergency Ambulance Service District; Sapulpa, Okla.Robert Piernock: Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Inc.; Great Barrington, Mass.Kim Poindexter: Pafford EMS of Oklahoma; Sallisaw, Okla.Darlene Riley: Action Ambulance Service; Wilmington, Mass.Alex Rose: Action Ambulance Service; Wilmington, Mass.Allison Salamoni: Acadian Ambulance Service; Plaquemine, La.Tiffany Samuels: Richmond Ambulance Authority; Richmond, Va.William Schappert: AMR; Hartford, Conn.Enrico “Rick” Scimemi: Armstrong Ambulance Service; Arlington, Mass.Matthew Seely: Cataldo Ambulance Service; Somerville, Mass.Jerome “Jerry” Senturia: Caledonia Essex Area Ambulance Service, Inc.; Johnsbury, Vt.Eric Smith: Rural Metro;Buffalo, N.Y.Robert Smith: Metro West Ambulance; Hillsboro, Ore.Greg Sorensen: Metro West Ambulance; Hillsboro, Ore.Kari Lynn Spanarella: Rural Metro Fire; Tucson, Az.David Spangler: Mohawk Ambulance Service; Guilderland, N.Y.Dawn Spriggs: Community Care Ambulance; Ashtabula, OhioJulia Spring: AMR Air Ambulance; Englewood, Colo.Wayne Stokes, Jr.: MedStar Mobile Healthcare; Fort Worth, TexasRoger Swor: Gold Cross; Duluth, Minn.Dustin Tate: Saint Francois County Ambulance District; Farmington, Miss.Michael Tharp: Pafford Medical Service of Arkansas; Hope, Ark.Adam Then: Life EMS; Enid, Okla.Jeremy Tinter: Sunstar/Paramedics Plus; Largo, Fla.Dale Torgerson: Kindred Ambulance Service; Kindred, N.D.Dominic “Junie” Verquer: Trinidad Ambulance District; Trinidad, Colo.Marcus Wagner: AMR; Akron, OhioTommy Walker: Pacific West Ambulance; Hillsboro, Ore.Jonathan Watkins: Pafford EMS of Mississippi; Clarksdale, Miss.Don Weeks: Bay Cities Ambulance; Coos Bay, Ore.Jerry Whitlock: LifeCare Medical Transports; Fredericksburg, Va.Heidi Whitman: AMR; San Diego, Calif.David Whitson: Muskogee County EMS; Muskogee, Okla.Michael Williams: EMSA; Oklahoma City, Okla.Ryan Wilson: AMR; Jackson, Miss.Jake Winn: Life EMS; Enid, Okla.Chris Wynn: Community Ambulance; Climax, Ga.Sarah Young: Acadian Ambulance Service; Baton Rouge, La.Jesus Zenon: Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc.; Meriden, Conn. Today, the American Ambulance Association announced the 2016 Stars of Life recipients.
With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 22 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. In Caribbean News, Jamaica has seen an increase in COVID-19 last week, following the reopening of the country’s borders to nationals and tourists. As of yesterday, the island recorded 657 confirmed cases with 37 cases being confirmed over the last week. During the week prior to the reopening of the borders, there were 10 new cases. Jamaica’s health minister has urged nationals who have entered the country to remain at home as reports emerge about numerous citizens breaking the stay at home order. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; In the meantime, Trinidad says that its borders will remain closed for now as the island enters a new phase of reopening its economy this week. Prime Minister Keith Rowley said while other Caribbean islands have began accepting tourists, Trinidad is remaining cautious. Beginning this week, however, the island’s beaches, rivers, clubs, cinemas and other entertainment venues will resume operations. For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. In the meantime, The city of Miramar has announced that phase two reopening will begin today, June 22. Under the phase two reopening, some of the city’s parks, fitness centers, community centers and swimming pools will reopen. However, there are limitations on some activities and the city has outlined CDC guidelines such as social distancing and the wearing of masks which should be adhered to by all residents. As for the state’s phase two reopening, the South Florida counties are still excluded. Now for the news in the detail Coming up in the newscast, Florida records over 4000 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Miramar begins phase two reopening today and Jamaica sees an increase in cases following the reopening of its borders. You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m… Over the weekend, Florida again broke the daily COVID-19 record, with 4,049 new confirmed cases on Saturday. This marked the third consecutive day that Florida recorded a record high of COVID-19 cases. On Sunday, almost 3,5000 cases were confirmed. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that although the numbers are increasing, the reopening plans will not be halted, citing hospital vacancy and chalking up the higher daily case numbers to increased testing. However, data published by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration shows hospitals across the state have filled most or all available beds in their respective intensive care units. Palm Beach County was among those statewide regions where the availability of beds was most scarce.