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Westport Volunteer EMS Members To Receive President's Service Award

Members of the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service. Twenty-two members of the group will be presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award May 24.
Members of the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service. Twenty-two members of the group will be presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award May 24. Photo Credit: Ken Liebeskind

WESTPORT, Conn. — Twenty-two members of the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service will be presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Westport Police/EMS Headquarters.

The awards recognize outstanding contributions in community service to the United States.

They are presented by the Office of the President of the United States and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Three volunteers will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Iselin, William Min and B. Christian Renne. Individually, each has served close to 6,000 hours as an EMS volunteer.

Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service members span a variety of backgrounds and ages. From 15-75, they are chefs, real estate brokers, students, lawyers, stay-at-home parents, programmers, business owners, financial advisers, painters, retirees, engineers, etc. in their “other life.”

Volunteers, along with six town employees, staff Westport EMS ambulances, providing pre-hospital emergency medical care.

“Arriving on the heels of National EMS week, these awards honor everyday heroes, ready for emergencies right here in Westport,” said Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service President Yves Cantin.

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