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Spotsy Medic Wins Regional Award

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Firefighter/Medic David Flint was named EMS Provider of the Year by the Rappahannock EMS Council. Deputy Chief H. Monty Willaford provided these details:

Nominated by Captain Greg Leitz, Flint was recognized for exceptional performance in emergency

medical services (EMS) training and project management.

Leitz said:

“David is very active with our EMS training group and is a battalion EMS continuing education instructor. David has been instrumental with many projects this year to include: developing and instructing our 12- Lead EKG, Capnography, ventilator, King Airway, ResQPod, digital thermometers, NG Tubes, nasal intubation training. Additionally, he provided training on Bougie utilization, medication assisted intubation, EZ-IO, VAD, Atrovent, and Sager Traction Programs.”

Flint coordinated the department’s on-shift continuing education program that for advanced life support and basic life support refresher courses. This program alone involved countless hours of planning and preparation. Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management officials estimate that Flint saved Spotsylvania County approximately $80,000 over the past two  years in overtime.

Flint was also recognized for precepting three  new ALS providers and providing excellent patient care and being a true patient care advocate.


  • LarryG

    As one who has offered my share of criticism on the issue, I certainly have no problem congratulating Mr. Flint and would welcome more articles highlighting the “good guys” in Spotsy EMS.

    I also have a request.

    I’ve heard of the Rappahannock EMS Council but that’s about it.

    Their website implies that they are involved in training.

    Amy, would you and/or your editor consider an article explaining how the EMS Council fits into the regional FEMS context?

    Again, Congrats to Mr. Flint! :-)

  • spotsyunderground

    You left out that he’s a career provider not a volunteer.

  • Bill Haas

    Career or Volunteer…..not sure that is important in this context. I join Larry in congratulating Mr. Flint on his excellent performance for our County.

  • LarryG

    Like my friend Bill, I do not differentiate between career and vol. I strongly suspect that there are a large number of Vols who also deserve recognition for their contributions.

    p.s. the “commercial” captcha is a disappointment. I think there are a number of good ones available that do not advertise.

    parroting the commercial sound bites is pretty inane.

    I hope we don’t see this spread to other blogs and if there is an option here.. I urge adoption of non-commercial captchas.

    is this an FLS way of making money from online or what?

  • proudvolly

    Congratulations David! Well deserved!! It appears Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue had a Regional Winner also. Congratulations to one of their Members, Rebecca Pemberton. \Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior\ Scholarship. Both David and Rebecca will go onto the state level to compete with 11 of their peers, for the Governor’s Award!!

  • Bob

    Great Job