After leaving Washington, D.C., and the Stars of Life banquet, where he was inspired by an award presented to an EMS mechanic from MEDIC Mecklenburg EMS Agency as one of the Stars for his extra efforts in fleet management.
A.J. was in the New York City/Newark area and heard that they were going to present an employee of the month award to a mechanic for Jersey City EMS, a division of the St. Barnabas Health Network. So he stopped by and surprised the mechanic, Ted Parker, by presenting the award to him. Ted travels an hour and ten minutes each way from Bucks County, Pa., to perform his magic on the Jersey City fleet. He loves his job so much that he went to school to become an EMT and now works in his home community with the Morrisville Ambulance Squad. Ted has been a mechanic with Jersey City EMS since 2007.
Stay tuned for more updates as A.J. travels from Jersey City to FDIC next week.