Dansville volunteers hit awards trifecta
DANSVILLE — Each year Monroe-Livingston Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (MLREMS) receives hundreds of nominations for 11 different awards for people in the EMS community for Monroe and Livingston Counties. There are two additional awards for Livingston County Providers only.
In mid-February, two local members were notified of receiving awards.
Dansville Ambulance Company’s Floyd Sick, Director of Operations, received the Richard “Dick” Tripp Community Service Award.
Tanya Tatu, Deputy Director of Operations, received the BLS Provider of the Year (basic life support, EMT). Her submission is also being sent to the State level in the category.
After a three-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last award was announced in a video meeting.
Dansville Ambulance Company was recognized as the 2019 MLREMS Agency of the Year. The agency was recognized above more than 30 other agencies in the region.
Dansville ambulance was last recognized in 1995 as Agency of the Year.
“I am so proud of the agency we have built and honored that I was able to help build it,” Floyd said. “I am so proud to have the BLS provider of the year in the agency too.”
Mayor Peter Vogt and Trustee Mike Nagle stopped at the general membership meeting to congratulate Floyd, Tanya, and the entire agency for winning the awards, and to thank everyone for the outstanding work and dedication to the community.
"It’s a great honor. Hats off to them," Vogt added during the July meeting of the village board. "Keep up the good work, we appreciate it. We have an excellent ambulance company here. It requires volunteers and anybody that’s interested can certainly talk with one of the members. They give us great bang for our buck. Thank you folks for the work you do."
Mayor Vogt also presented an award to one of the agency’s Explorers. Lexi Patterson had received the Livingston County Teen Recognition Award.
Currently, the agency is running a 99% coverage rate for 2020.