Aetna names Newark’s EMT of the Year
Savannah Thompson has been named the Lt. John P. Murphy EMT of the Year by Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company.
Thompson, a field training officer, was nominated by fellow members of the fire department, and was selected for her work ethic and reliability, Aetna spokesman John H. Farrell said.
“Savannah is enthusiastic to teach and is excited to discuss the details of her last call with her EMT Candidate,” Farrell said.
EMS Deputy Chief Amy Cavanaugh described Thompson as enthusiastic, and noted she is excellent at patient care.
“Savannah is a great asset to our field training program, working with new EMTs to ensure they are receiving the training needed to be proficient,” Cavanaugh said.
The award, renamed in Murphy’s honor in 2006, is presented to an EMT who is passionate about the EMS program and serves as a role model to all those entering the field.
Murphy is credited with expanding Aetna’s EMS program through training, increasing areas of coverage and implementing many programs that are still running.
The award is presented each year to the EMT who shares Murphy’s passion for the EMS program.
“EMT Savannah Thompson exemplifies the Aetna motto of ‘Ser vice for Others,’” said Aetna Fire Chief Drew Bowerson.
Savannah Thompson is the 2018 recipient of the Lt. John P. Murphy Memorial EMT of the Year Award. The award honors those who are passionate about the EMS program and act as positive role models to others entering the field.