Ambulance honors members

Wilton Ambulance honored its members during an annual EMS Week Recognition Dinner on May 24.

The dinner, held at the Steppingstone Lodge at Touchstone Farm in Temple, was held in honor of the service of the largely volunteer or on-call providers of the Town of Wilton Ambulance Service.

National EMS Week is designated as the week of May 18 through May 24, and is an opportunity to recognize the work of emergency medical services.

During the dinner, Ambulance Chief Gary Zirpolo, along with Captain Robert Cole, presented several length of service awards during the dinner, including an award for Paramedic Vicki Blanchard, for 10 years of service, and Paramedic Laura Norton, for five years.

Zirpolo and Cole also presented Lee Duval with Paramedic of the Year and Eric Fischer was named EMT of the Year.

Cole was also recognized for most volunteer or on-call hours, at 1,500 hours. Joseph Kenney was recognized as having the third most hours, Eric Fischer the fourth most and Kathleen Zirpolo the fifth most hours.

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