Lance V. Hester: Critical Care Paramedic
Rural Metro: Rochester, N.Y.
Lance Hester perfectly embodies the spirit of EMS. His leadership appears effortless and he is known for always finding a creative solution to problems, no matter how big or small. Lance’s talent led him to progress professionally over the years, rising through the ranks of EMT, paramedic, FTO, critical care transport paramedic, and, most recently, overnight shift commander.
Last fall, Lance responded as the supervisor in charge to a mass shooting at a local Boys & Girls Club. His command decisions impacted patient care and responder safety, and his thoughtful actions on the scene earned the praise of many of his colleagues and fellow responding agencies. While this critical incident stands out, Lance commands the respect and admiration of all who have the privilege of working alongside him.