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Congratulations to Scholarship Recipient

Jun 21, 2012

NAEMT congratulates the most recent recipient of the Degree Completion scholarship through The College Network: Leonardo Trimarchi, Atlanta, Ga.

Leonardo TrimarchiTrimarchi, a paramedic, is General Transport Market Supervisor with Rural Metro Ambulance in Roswell, Ga. “It has been my pleasure to serve the community as a paramedic for the last few years. I have enjoyed my position and the tactile learning abilities that being a paramedic in a metropolitan city have presented,” he says. Noting the job's challenges, such as dealing with the elements, dangerous patients and careless drivers, Trimarchi says he aims to advance his career in EMS to help bring about changes to EMS jobs. To do this, he will need to advance his education.

“As an educated individual who has had boots on the ground and in the trenches, I can bring my experience to usher change in the industry,” he says. “As an individual who has chosen a career focused on helping others, it is difficult to witness how little help is available for paramedics and EMTs when it comes to advancing their careers or education. I am thankful that NAEMT provides scholarship funds for individuals in the profession.”

The next deadline for scholarship applications is September 15. Full NAEMT members may complete an application by logging in to the EMS Scholarships page here.