The event allowed for the building of camaraderie between fellow medics and was a chance to discuss many issues facing EMS today.
Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Two of Acadian Ambulance’s medics, Garrett LeBoeuf and Demetrius Terrick, were honored at the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life Celebration. Held annually in Washington, DC, the Stars of Life Celebration is a four day national event that honors the top ambulance service professionals. The “Stars” are chosen for their extraordinary work ethic and dedication—whether for bravery, years of service, commitment to the job or community involvement. LeBoeuf and Terrick were among only 72 Stars recognized at this elite event.
In addition to sightseeing, barbeques, banquets and receptions, “Stars” meet with congressional staffers and discuss legislation that is important to the emergency medical services community.
LeBoeuf is a 9-year Acadian Ambulance veteran, a resident of Chauvin, LA, and is stationed in Terrebonne Parish. In addition to his ambulance duties, he has served Acadian as an Auditor, National EMS Academy Adjunct Instructor, Preceptor, and Station Supply clerk. LeBoeuf was chosen as Acadian Ambulance’s 2012 Paramedic of the Year, has won two Meritorious Service Awards, the 2010 Fire Chief’s Award for the Little Caillou Fire Department, and was a finalist in 2008 for Paramedic of the Year.
“The event allowed for the building of camaraderie between fellow medics and was a chance to discuss many issues facing EMS today,” said LeBoeuf. “I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and am very grateful to Acadian Companies and the American Ambulance Association for allowing me this wonderful opportunity.”
Terrick has been employed with Acadian Ambulance for over 16 years, and has been in the emergency medical services and healthcare fields since 1985. Demetrius is stationed in Rapides Parish and is a resident of Alexandria, Louisiana. He donates much of spare time to the children of his community, volunteering at basketball games and visiting the local elementary schools with his ambulance unit. Terrick is also Acadian Ambulance’s EMT-Basic of the Year for 2012.
“Our trip to Washington, DC, was the experience of a lifetime that we will cherish for the rest of our lives,” said Terrick. “My wife and I cannot express enough gratitude for this opportunity. This was a chance for us to create a bond with other EMTs and paramedics that will last forever in our hearts.”
Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade they have expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.