Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Everett recognized as paramedic of the year

Scottsdale Healthcare recognized Tarynn Everett, a Scottsdale firefighter and Chandler-Gilbert Community College EMT and fire science coordinator, as Paramedic of the Year in early December. The annual award is presented to only one medic serving the geographic areas that bring patients to their hospitals, including Scottsdale, Salt River, Paradise Valley and Cave Creek.

Everett was nominated by the Scottsdale Police Department for his response to an accident. The nomination states:

While moving from one training site to another, (Everett) self-deployed to a man that was struck on the Loop 101 freeway at Chaparral. This individual had one of his legs severed below the knee among other significant injuries. In true SWAT medic form, he did not hesitate and jumped into action. Everett stabilized the man and controlled his injuries until on-duty medics arrived on scene. I truly believe that Everett saved this man’s life with his medical expertise and commitment to duty.
- Scottsdale Police Department Sergeant Ruscitti

Everett is a member of the Scottsdale Fire Department but also devotes his off-duty time as a member of the Scottsdale SWAT team.

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