Michael Wright

CALEX Ambulance Service
Johnsbury, VT

Our Star of Life nominee has been in EMS for many years. During that time he has been a teacher and mentor to many. He brings an amazing energy and a high level of professionalism to every call. Michael is always willing to help any level EMT learn new skills or become more proficient in a current skill. He is patient, kind and makes learning fun! Michael is also always willing to answer any questions after a call. He truly embodies what we believe a great provider should be. Michael completed his first EMT course in the fall of 1994 and was hired part time after completing this course, and 6 months later was hired full-time. In 1996, Michael completed the EMT-Intermediate course and worked as an advanced provider until 1998 when he continued to advance his education and was accepted into the Advanced Life Support Institute where he obtained his National Paramedic certification in 2000. Michael became one of the first paramedics to provide paramedicine to the surrounding communities in District 5. Michael went on to complete the Vermont Critical Care Program and was instrumental in establishing the service to provide interfacilty transports of critically ill patients. Michael has worked for the organization he started his career with 20 years ago. He has taught countless EMT, ACLS, PALS and recertification classes, just to name a few. He has served as CALEX Training Coordinator and District Training Coordinator. It is safe to say that everyone in our district has benefitted from his knowledge. Michael also serves as a Vermont Assistant Medical Examiner and is an American Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator. Michael is married to his wife Sarah and has two children Colby and Lily. Michael enjoys motorcycling, snowmobiling and spending time with his family.”

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