DANSVILLE – Dansville resident Amanda Martin won the Monroe Livingston Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (MLREMS) Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider of the Year Award.
According to a press release from Livingston County Emergency Medical Services, Martin’s supervisors recognized her experience in working with school children and special needs individuals and the special impact it had on her EMS work.
“She has the ability to see the big picture at chaotic and stressful scenes,” said Livingston County EMS in their release. “Beyond her ability to give excellent BLS care, she is able to cut through the confusion and be in the place she is needed most. She is the type of caregiver one is relieved to have on a scene where skills are being tested: a child struck by a car, a special needs van in a motor vehicle crash, comforting a grieving family, or caring for an injured child. While she states she is hardest on herself, she is also notably kind, compassionate, willing to learn and the ultimate professional.”
Martin became an Emergency Medical Technician basic in June of 2000 and she is a member of multiple volunteer and career EMS services in Livingston County. Martin joined Livingston County EMS in 2013 and is currently on the Special Operations Hazardous Materials and Emerging Infectious Disease Response teams and serves as a BLS Preceptor for Livingston County EMS.
The criteria for this prestigious award includes contribution by an individual to the community as a New York State Certified First Responder (CFR) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Nominated CFRs or EMTs should have demonstrated dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, special skills, or insight in the EMS environment.
As a local award recipient, Martin’s nomination will now be forwarded to New York State for consideration for the NYS BLS Provider of the Year Award.