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Randy Strozyk Receives AAA J. Walter Schaefer Award

McLean, VA — The American Ambulance Association (AAA) is proud to award Randy Strozyk with the 2016 J. Walter Schaefer Award.

The J. Walter Schaefer Award is given annually to an individual whose work in EMS has contributed positively to the advancement of the industry as a whole. Randy has achieved this through his tireless dedication and service to the industry and his role in elevating the association and its members to national prominence.

Randy has led the effort to make the AAA Stars of Life event one of national prominence. The Stars of Life is an annual recognition program for EMS personnel nominated by ambulance services for exemplary work in EMS. He has worked tirelessly to insure that the every Star from every year has an experience to last a lifetime and leaves Washington, D.C. feeling recognized and rewarded. As Randy has said himself, “You will never meet a more humble group of first responders or a more deserving group. These are the folks who miss holidays, birthdays, and vacations with their families to insure that their communities have emergency medical services. They are brave, strong, and kind, and it is up to us as leaders to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.”

It is for this achievement that the AAA is pleased to recognize Mr. Strozyk with the 2016 J. Walter Schaefer Award.

Mr. Strozyk will be presented with the J. Walter Schaefer Award at the AAA Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 8th, 2016. This event is the premier event for leaders in the ambulance industry, featuring exclusive education, networking, and cutting edge technology.

The AAA is based in Washington, D.C. Its ambulance operation members across the United States provide coverage for more than 95% of the urban US population with emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services. Founded in 1979, the AAA’s mission is to “promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve.”