Todd Perry

Critical Care Paramedic & Critical Care Nurse
Rescue Inc.
Brattleboro, VT

Rescue Inc. is proud to recognize Todd Perry as an American Ambulance Association Star of Life. He has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to our community and the EMS profession, going above and beyond the call of duty in every aspect of his work. Todd’s got that spark.

In 1987, Todd joined the fire department as a volunteer, and began responding to fire and rescue calls. Without medical training, Todd felt that his ability to help was limited. Todd is not the type of individual to stay limited, so he sought training to become an Emergency Care Assistant. He then quickly earned his EMT license. He’s got that spark.

Todd joined Rescue Inc in 2005, and since then has been literally saving lives daily. In 2006, he became an EMT-Intermediate. Next, he earned two associate degrees and his RN license in 2012 and 2014, respectively. After completing the requirements to become an Advanced EMT in 2014, he completed a bridge program to earn his national Paramedic license in 2017. He continued to advance his practice as both RN and Paramedic, and by the end of 2018, he had become certified in critical care in both fields.

Todd is deeply committed to continuous learning and actively seeks out opportunities to expand his knowledge and skills, ensuring that he remains at the forefront of best practices in medicine. Todd is a mentor and a teammate, and in 2021 and 2022, his peers awarded him ALS Provider of the Year. Now in 2023, Todd is a leading provider of our prehospital point-of-care ultrasound program and an experienced Critical Care Paramedic. He is also involved with the new rapid sequence intubation program at the agency. He hopes to advance his practice as a critical care provider to offer the best outcomes he can to all those in need. He is currently working full-time positions as both a Critical Care Paramedic and a Critical Care Nurse. He’s got that spark.

Todd feels that his dual Paramedic and nursing professions are interconnected and complement one another. During the pandemic, growing concerns that the healthcare system was going to become overwhelmed weighed heavily on Todd. He asked if he could assist by doing “Just-In-Time” training sessions for nurses and other providers not familiar with critical care, including ventilators. He felt that the best way to help the community as a whole was to prepare as many providers as possible to assist in the most challenging of circumstances. Fortunately, COVID was not as deadly in Vermont as it was elsewhere. However, Todd was able to prepare more than 100 providers to assist should the need have emerged. He’s got that spark.

Todd is the guy you want to see: He’s the guy you want to see if you are a new EMT on your first day looking for friendly guidance; he’s the guy you want to see if you are injured or sick and afraid; he’s the guy you want to see in the ER as your nurse or in your home as your Paramedic. Todd is that guy; he’s got that spark.

Todd lives with his wife, two children, 45 sheep, 20 chickens, and three dogs on his 18-acre farm in a town of 869 folks. When he’s not working or studying, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and making improvements to his 150-year-old farm house. He is a shining example of the kind of dedicated and compassionate professional that this award was created to honor. He’s got that spark.

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