Jeffrey Halstead

North Shore LIJ CEMS
Syosset, NY

Jeffrey Halstead started his EMS career in 1994 and joined the North Shore LIJ Health System Center for EMS in 2003. He is an active member of the Rockville Center Fire Department and has held numerous leadership positions in his time there. Jeff ‘s career has been highly decorated. He was nominated to receive the North Shore LIJ Health system Presidents Award and was the North Shore LIJ Health System Star of Life winner in 2008. He has numerous Pre-Hospital Save awards and has received the Award of Valor from the Village of Rockville Center for the rescue and resuscitation of a fire victim who made a full neurological recovery. Jeff ‘s commitment to excellence as a Paramedic is evidenced by the many awards and distinctions he has received over the years. Jeff was selected to represent CEMS as a Star of Life after being nominated by his supervisor and then being voted on by his peers. During the selection process his colleagues had the opportunity to support their selection with a few comments on why they feel Jeff should represent CEMS as a Star of Life.The comments went well beyond Jeff ‘s abilities as a Paramedic. Many of the comments instead pointed out the many actions Jeff takes in support of those less fortunate than him. One such comment described an assignment where Jeff was treating a homeless person on a cold day. Prior to heading to hospital Jeff literally gave this patient the hat off his head. Other comments described charitable actions Jeff has taken, on and off duty, in support of his co-workers, his community and those less fortunate. Jeffrey Halstead was selected for this distinction for his qualities as a paramedic and as a person. His work in his community, his work for the Center for EMS, and the care and comfort he provides to his patients is why he is a natural choice as a Star of Life.”

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