2012 Stars of Life Honorees
Community Care Ambulance (CCA) is honored to present its 2012 Stars of Life recipients: Paramedics Joe Huston and Ed Stitt, who along with their host, Julie Rose, will join other EMS providers from across the nation for the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life Celebration, scheduled from April 29 – May 2, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
The American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life Celebration is the most rewarding and exciting national event in the industry. This one of a kind event honors the dedication of ambulance services professionals — those remarkable individuals that stand out and represent excellence in every area of the industry.
These outstanding EMS professionals were chosen to receive this award through a nomination process by their peers and leadership at CCA.
Joe Huston, Paramedic, CICP
Length of Service: 3 Years
Joe is described by his peers as a strong leader and well respected. He pays great attention to detail and is supporting and compassionate to all those around him. During Joe’s time with Community Care he has responded to Natural Disasters and other special duty assignments where his leadership and professionalism shined raising the standards for those around him. He is dedicated and loyal and always looking for ways to seek improvement both personal and professional. Joe began his career as an EMT with Community Care 3 years ago and in 2011 completed his Critical Care Certification and is currently working a lead paramedic and mentor on his shift.
Joe loves the outdoors and is an active participant in outdoor physical challenges. His latest competition is the “Tough Mudder Challenge” and that is an outdoor fitness course designed for the military.
He is a volunteer with his local fire department for EMS and rescue services.
Ed Stitt, Paramedic, CICP
Length of Service: 3 years
Ed is dedicated to the EMS profession where he has spent 14 years certified as a Paramedic and 12 years certified as a critical care paramedic. He has proudly severed our nation in the US Air Force for 12 years ending in 1999 allowing him to start his EMS career. Ed has been married for ten years to his supporting wife Anne-Marie and they have three children. His time away from work is spent cooking, fishing and camping with his family.
Ed is an extraordinary person who displays compassion, education and support to his coworkers and his patients with sincerity and trust. He is the first one to assist in the clinical training and education of his peers. Ed has recently taken a strong interest into the further developing of his talents by reaching out to new market areas and assisting in business development. Ed and has grown with our organization and helped steer our organization into the enhanced clinical group we are today. He is described as a professional, loyal, and hardworking individual that leads with his actions and not his words. Ed is often used as a field preceptor and as a pediatric resource as the little patients are his passion.