Frank Berlanga has contagious enthusiasm and a caring spirit. He is being honored for his leadership in founding an Earn While You Learn (EWYL) program at his operation in Tennessee.
Frank is described as a “team-builder” who promotes an environment that is friendly and dedicated to excellence in service. His peers respect him for taking the initiative on issues ranging from long-to-short-term needs. He is a go-getter who cares deeply for his fellow EMS colleagues as well as for his community. If he sees a problem, he finds a way to organize an effort to address it. For example, Frank raised funds for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at a local swimming pool. Frank is also an ardent believer in skill development and finds ways to help his coworkers in their professional growth. Frank’s EMS knowledge and expertise are described as “top-notch.” He is always willing and happy to help where he can, especially when it comes to teaching.