Tristan Joel DeFord is a Northwest Indiana native who has served his community for nearly nine years. Having realized at a young age that his passion was helping others, Tristan began training to be an Emergency Medical Technician during his junior year of high school. After graduating from Chesterton High School in 2010, Tristan continued to pursue his passion as an EMT. In August of 2012, Tristan started his vocation with Superior Ambulance Service of Indiana, Inc. After serving for six years as an EMT, Tristan decided to advance his career in healthcare. In 2016, Tristan passed the NREMT examination, and now currently works for Superior Ambulance Service of Indiana, Inc. as a Paramedic and the 911 Contract Manager for five Northwest Indiana cities. Tristan continues to advance and enjoy his career, and was recently recognized and promoted for his leadership. Additionally, Tristan is also a certified CPR instructor, and he teaches Basic Life Support (BLS) skills to friends, family, and coworkers.
Despite being passionate about his career, Tristan enjoys his time off. He is actively involved as a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol Indiana Wing and volunteers with his church, Valley Baptist Church in Valparaiso, IN. Tristan is a devoted husband, father, and brother and he loves spending quality time with his wife, Amaris, and 2-year-old son, Jansen.
Tristan has proven his skills and leadership time and time again. Tristan is an integral member of the Superior family and we are proud to recognize him as a 2019 Star of Life.