Fire Department EMS Career Pathway team, Co-STAR Super STAR

Of the 157 winners, one Super STAR was named the best of the year from each STAR Awards category. Co-STARs are awarded to outstanding teams.Here is the 2017 Co-STAR Super STAR:



From left to right: Bryan Tyner (Fire), Krista Guzman (HR), Erica Prosser (Fire),Tammy Dickinson (Community Planning and Economic Development) and  Melanie Rucker (Fire). Not pictured: Amber Lage (Fire)
Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Career Pathway team

This team took the idea for the EMS Pathway Academy and worked through numerous issues to make the program a reality.The EMS Pathways Academy consists of a 12-week paid program during which participants study coursework to obtain their basic emergency medical technician certification. The Fire Department’s EMS Pathways Academy graduated 23 out of 28 participants in August 2016 for an 82 percent completion rate. Six of these graduates have moved on to become fire cadets with the Fire Department. Three were granted full scholarships to continue their education to become paramedics through Hennepin County Medical Center’s EMS education. Two were hired by Hennepin County Medical Center to be EMS dispatchers, while six others have obtained EMT positions at U.S. Bank Stadium. Featured in the broadcast news media and newspapers, the program is considered to be highly successful and has shed a good light on the City.

This team was nominated by Asst. Fire Chief of Administration Bryan Tyner.


Published May 12, 2017



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