9 Solano County EMS Employees to be Honored as Stars of Life
The State Legislature is scheduled to recognize 35 paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical dispatchers, and support
personnel from across California as Stars of Life, on Monday, April 22nd, 2019. Amongst the honorees are 9 EMS
professionals employed by Solano County’s Medic Ambulance Service, Inc.
recognition is part of the California Ambulance Association’s (CAA) Stars of Life Celebration that acknowledges and
honors the dedicated professionals in the ambulance services industry. The Stars of Life program celebrates the
contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their
communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life recognizes the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the
critical role EMS plays in our health care infrastructure.
Medic Ambulance 2019 Stars of Life are listed below:
, Paramedic, Paramedic of the Year
, EMT, EMT of the Year
, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Dispatcher of the Year
, Supply Support Technician, Logistics Employee of the Year
Ethan Krause , Paramedic
Ethan is being honored for the extraordinary care to many patients in Cardiac Arrest this past year in Solano County.
Ethan had a total of 9 Cardiac Arrest cases where they were able to achieve Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC), through high quality and efficient EMS care. Four of the nine patients were discharged and made full recoveries. The amazing outcomes are a testament to the hard work and dedication Ethan has for his profession!
William “Billy” White, Paramedic Supervisor
Billy is being honored for his quality care in very stressful environment. One of Medic’s own employees was involved in a very traumatic event and Billy was the first Paramedic on the scene. Billy immediately took control of the scene and provided critical and life saving interventions keep our employee alive for the local trauma center. The employee made a full physical recovery and its directly because of Billy’s quick action and commitment to his job and community.
Brady Hartinger, EMT
Brady is being honored for his excellence in EMS. Brady is being honored for his selfless efforts at always improving
Medic and his work environment. Brady always brings to his partners and supervisors attention any issues that need to be addressed and always performs his duties to the highest level.
Tucson Lee, EMT
Tucson is also being honored for his service excellence. Tucson always puts in extra hours to help out the Solano EMS system and does it with a smile on his face. Tucson was deployed to Mendocino Complex Fire for a 48 hour Strike Team deployment.
Daniela Flores, Paramedic
Daniela is being honored for her integral role in Medic’s response during the Lake and Butte Fires. Daniela worked
countless hours and was part of multiple strike teams to the impacted areas. Daniela assisted in the evacuation of skilled nursing facilities that saw 65 patients evacuated. Daniela was one of the first ambulances that responded into Paradise after the fire went through the town. All in all Daniella was deployed for a total of 10 days and without hesitation offered herself to serve. Daniela made a difficult time much easier by her hard work and dedication to helping others. Daniela was also by U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson as Public Service Hero 2019. We are very proud to also share that Daniela was born in Santiago, Chile in South America in 1994. In the year 2000, at the age of 5, Daniela came to the United States with her family to pursue the “American Dream.” Daniela was raised in Vallejo and has lived in Vallejo for the last 19 years, she attended Vallejo Middle School and High School. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, began accepting applications and Daniela applied to obtain a work permit, while continuing her education at Napa Valley College. Unsure of what career path she wanted to or could take, she knew she wanted to help people. She decided to take an emergency first responder class, it was there where she fell in love with emergency medicine. She continued to pursue her career moving onto the EMT course and now graduating from Napa Valley College Paramedic Program in Feb 2019. Daniela is a current Paramedic for Medic Ambulance and we so proud of all she has accomplished.
The Stars had a very busy day, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel where leadership of the California
Ambulance Association bestowed upon the honorees their Stars of Life medal. Afterward, they embarked to the Capital where they met with Senator Bill Dodd, staff of Assembly Member Jim Frazier, and Assembly Member Tim Grayson who all recognized their individual achievements. The day concluded with a reception and awards dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, located at 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814.