Manatee County EMT Named 2018 Florida EMT of the Year



Manatee County EMT Aaron White has been named 2018 Florida EMT of the Year. Also Manatee County's 2017 Employee of the Year, and a life-saving EMT working with the County since 2009, White now has statewide recognition. The Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Awards recently announced White as this year's winner. The EMT of the year goes to someone who "has demonstrated exceptional qualities in ... quality assurance/improvement, patient care, medical control, disaster preparedness, or public education and/or training." White responds to calls and cares for medical and trauma patients in northern areas of Manatee County. He provides basic life support and assists with advanced life support patients. Emergency Medical Services Chief Paul DiCicco said Aaron has an outstanding attitude and he provides much-needed levity in a stressful position. Co-workers and supervisors describe Aaron as a dedicated, hardworking, knowledgeable and skilled clinician. Each year, White organizes a Wii Bowling tournament at a senior independent living facility in his response district, and spends his own money to buy prizes, trophies and food for the residents who attend. White is also involved in the local Special Activities Bicycle Emergency Response (SABER) team, participating in the Desoto Heritage Parade, Bradenton Boat Regatta and numerous special events each year.

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