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2016 Star of Life: David Spangler, Mohawk Ambulance Service

2016 AAA Star of Life David Spangler

David Spangler: Paramedic
Mohawk Ambulance Service: Guilderland, N.Y.

David Spangler was hired as an EMT in 2012 and has worked at Mohawk Ambulance Service for more than four years. David graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo with a bachelor of arts in psychology. After graduation, David moved to Guilderland, N.Y., and decided that he wanted to gain real life experience, so he began his career in EMS. David received his certificate in paramedicine from Hudson Valley Community College, and in 2015 was promoted to paramedic.

In December 2015, David received Mohawk Ambulance Services’ Distinguished Service Award. He enjoys working in a fast paced, demanding career that requires a high level of medical knowledge and hands-on training.

In his spare time, David enjoys hiking the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains and is close to completing all 46 peaks over 4,000 feet.