Heroes Recognized for Lifesaving Work
In celebration of Emergency Medical Services Week, the County Board of Supervisors recognized five extraordinary individuals for their service and contribution to the local emergency medical services system. These five people represent the men and women at the front lines working long hours to help those in need. Peers and employers nominate EMS Personnel of the Year for recognition, and these people exemplify excellence in service to our communities.
Emergency Medical Technician of the Year: Captain Kain Linville of the Kern County Fire Department; Paramedic of the Year: Paramedic Supervisor Rick Kyle, Liberty Ambulance; Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year: David Cannon, Kern County and Bakersfield Emergency Communications Center; Emergency Care Nurse of the Year: Stella Williams, RN, San Joaquin Community Hospital; and Outstanding Service in EMS: Myron Smith, Hall Ambulance Service and Bakersfield College Paramedic Program.