REMSA recognized dozens of staff members on Thursday who helped saved lives in our community over the past year - as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week.
The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority honored first responders who helped save lives during last October's Sparks Middle School shooting and the Renown campus shooting last December.
"I can tell you on the Sparks Middle School shooting, we had about 18 personnel, not including the dispatchers, so we were very pleased with REMSA's response to both of those incidents. Whenever you can get someone who's critically injured off scene in 4 minutes, you're doing an excellent job," says REMSA Vice President of Operations Kevin Romero.
The third annual commendation awards ceremony took place inside one of REMSA's buildings located on Edison Way in Reno.
Those who were recognized today included emergency medical technicians, paramedics and even one registered nurse.