Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Person of the Year 2020
Firefighter Matt Buker is the 2020 EMS Person of the Year.
Buker’s Captain wrote in his nomination that: “Matt has delivered a high level of patient care this year. He has demonstrated on more than one occasion, outstanding customer service during stressful situations. He has had several critical patients that have had positive outcomes, no doubt as the result of Matt’s outstanding care. Matt was instrumental in the effective implementation of the Division of Fire’s EMS inventory (vending machine) system. Which has greatly reduced our spending and cases of overstocking. Prior to COVID Matt was active in providing outreach programs, specifically CPR programs, both while on and off duty.”
Firefighter of the Year 2020
Firefighter Mya Mitchell is the 2020 Firefighter of the Year. She was nominated and selected for consistently going “above and beyond” the standard level of commitment and service that is expected.
In their nominations Firefighter Mitchell’s company officer and co-workers stated that Mya’s commitment to the Division of Fire’s CPR Outreach programs, her commitment to the Division of Fire’s Drone program, and her assistance with the implementation of the Division of Fire’s inventory control system projects as examples of how Mya went above and beyond, both on and off duty to assist the Division of Fire in meeting its Mission.