As President of the AEMTA there is always news that touches a spot in my heart. Today I received a email from Tonia Hale, Director of Services for NorthStar EMS that found that spot. It is indeed a honor and privilege to post that email from Tonia.

CONGRATULATION Brandon Pruitt National EMT of the Year.
Ronny Russell

Email from Tonia Hale;

Brandon Pruitt has been an EMT with NorthStar EMS in Searcy, Ark., since 2007. He oversees the agency’s Field Training Officer program, supports hazmat efforts, and attends local emergency planning committee meetings. In addition to teaching CPR and First Responder classes, Pruitt is an honor guard and has worked as a hospital Emergency Department technician. Jeffery Steele, M.D. worked with Pruitt at White County Medical Center and commented, “I have never had cause to question Mr. Pruitt’s clinical knowledge, judgment or skills… I have worked with him extensively, and I have been impressed with him professionally. Perhaps more importantly, however, is this: Brandon is a good person. He treats his job as a calling.” Pruitt is also involved in several community projects that raise awareness and support for charities. He was nominated “without hesitation,” said Tonia Hale, NorthStar director of operations. “I believe there is more to being a good EMT than just skills; you also have to give back to communities that you serve.”