BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Acadian Ambulance Service has announced the recipients of its EMT of the Year and Paramedic of the Year recognition.
Liz Hill, who represents Acadian’s Southwest Louisiana area, is this year’s EMT of the Year. Hill has worked for Acadian for two years, and she serves as a field training officer and an adjunct EMT instructor for National EMS Academy. Hill is also studying to earn her paramedic certification, according to Acadian spokesperson Caitlin Russo.
“Learning countless things from coworkers and patients, gaining more experience from industry veterans, meeting all types of people in a multitude of situations and advancing in this lifelong career that I love are all part of what makes me feel successful,” Hill said. “Being chosen as EMT of the Year is an additional ‘checkmark’ both personally and professionally. Being nominated by my peers makes this honor all the more meaningful.”
Russo wrote that Hill has established herself as “a courteous, compassionate and professional patient care provider.”
Jeremy Brown, also representing Acadian’s Southwest Louisiana service area, is Acadian’s newest Paramedic of the Year.
Brown has worked for Acadian for 10 years and is an associate quality improvement coordinator for his region. He also is a field training officer and a critical incident stress management counselor, according to Russo.
“I have always looked at myself as a small-town guy,” Brown said. “I started my journey in EMS trying to emulate the paramedics I have looked up to. To now have others seeing me the way that they do is just overwhelming to me. I love being a paramedic more than anything. Being honored with this recognition, that I never considered attainable, is beyond my wildest imagination.”