Volunteers are a large part of Stamford EMS and we are lucky to have a wonderful group of them. These volunteers take time out of their lives to assist as a third member of a crew, staff an enhancement unit (extra ambulance), provide coverage at special events, do community outreach, and even help out in the office.
Due to the COVID19 outbreak, SEMS has restricted volunteers from being active in the field, for their safety, but it didn’t stop Volunteer EMT Steve Feder from serving the agency. Steve worked with one of our supervisors to setup free meals for the on-duty crews during the crisis to ensure that every member of the field staff was able to have a meal between responding to incidents across the city.
The Stamford Paramedic Association would like to thank Steve for his generous donation to the crews of Stamford EMS in this difficult time. His devotion to not only serve the community but also his fellow members of the agency when unable to be active in the field is exemplary. We cannot express enough gratitude.
On behalf of all members of the Stamford Paramedic Association,
Stamford EMS and the Stamford Paramedic Association donated fifty turkeys to the Stamford Foodbank on the 17th of November this year. The turkeys were distributed to various organizations across the region including shelters located within the City of Stamford.
“To be hungry at Thanksgiving is a terrible thing,” said Pete Kessler, President of the Stamford Paramedic Association, local 684, a unit of IAEP. “We take care of people every day; this is one more way for us to serve the community.”
Those sentiments were echoed by Patricia Squires, Stamford EMS Chief and C.E.O., “Helping those in need is what we do. We are honored to be able to contribute to the holiday meals of dozens of families in need.”
“We’re grateful for the donation,” said Kate Lombardo, Executive Director of the Food Bank. “This is a time of year when people who wouldn’t normally ask for help feel it’s acceptable to ask for help. As a result, we’re able to identify people that are struggling with food insecurity.”
The Stamford Paramedic Association would like to welcome its newest member and full-time paramedic Ann Costello. We would also like to congratulate members John Iossa, David Parenti, and Cameron Wallace on their promotions to Alternate Supervisor. In addition to the achievements of our SPA members, we’d like to congratulate Javonte Ramos on being elevated from volunteer to per diem EMT.
Congratulations to all on behalf of the entire Stamford Paramedic Association!
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