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2016 Star of Life: Christina Curtiss, MedicWest AMR

2016 AAA Star of Life Christina Curtiss

Christina Curtiss: Advanced EMT
MedicWest AMR: Las Vegas, Nev.

The first thing many people notice about Christina Curtiss is her enthusiasm and “can do” attitude. This wonderful approach makes her a pleasure to work with and a comfort to her patients throughout the nearly 14 years she has been with MedicWest.

On Dec. 20, 2015, Christina was working an event at a hotel on Las Vegas Blvd. when a woman in a car began running over pedestrians in front of the hotel. The hotel personnel notified Christina, who rushed to the scene and began providing medical care to the injured. Because of conflicting reports of “shots fired,” all responding EMS personnel were staged waiting for an all-clear from law enforcement. Christina single-handedly provided triage and treatment to all patients for 15 minutes until the all-clear was given. More than 30 patients received care from Christina and were quickly transported because of her actions.

Her actions, positive attitude and infectious smile are an inspiration to all.