Dansville Ambulance honored by American Legion

Dansville's first responders recognized for dedication to community

From news reports

DANSVILLE — Each year, American Legion posts across the region submit nominees for the American Legion Department of New York State Law and Order and First Responder Awards.

The awards program recognizes Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Corrections and Emergency Dispatchers, who have given above and beyond for their local communities, either through their extended service or a single act or action.

The awards start at the local, county level, winners then move to the District level, then State level. State winners then proceed to the National level.

At the county awards ceremony, left to right: Tim Collmer, Post 87 Service Officer, John Seward, Company President, Leonard Englert, County Commander, and Tanya Tatu, Director of Operations, Dansville Ambulance.

Tim Collmer, Service Officer from the Daniel Goho Post 87, had seen that the Dansville Ambulance Co. had won the 2019 EMS Agency of the Year for the Monroe Livingston Regional Emergency Medical Services Council. Collmer then decided to submit the Dansville Ambulance Company for the Emergency Medical Squad Award.

Dansville's first responders were recognized in a big way.

The Dansville Ambulance Company was awarded the Livingston County Award, the 7th District Award, consisting of Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties, as well as the New York State award (with 10 Districts in NY state).

The National Level Award will be announced at a later date.

These awards are representative of the hard work of every member and officer of the agency, and the dedication and personal sacrifice of countless hours serving the Dansville community.