American Ambulance Association to Honor Stellar Examples of EMS Professionalism and Heroism in Washington, D.C., June 11 – 13
CLAREMORE, OK. — May 4, 2018 — Pafford EMS, the 9-1-1 ambulance provider based in Claremore, OK, has selected paramedic Nick Goff to be recognized by the American Ambulance Association (AAA) as a National Star of Life during the 2018 Stars of Life Celebration, June 11 – 13 in Washington, D.C. Goff will be one of 93 EMS professionals honored from the AAA’s member companies, located across the U.S. In addition to attending the awards ceremony and other events, he will meet with Oklahoma’s congressional representatives and/or their staff members to offer his insights on providing advanced life support EMS services from the perspective of being one of the state’s exemplary hands-on care providers since 2015.
Since joining Pafford, Goff has impressed his colleagues by serving as a leader, staying motivated and being positive. He began his EMS career in 2013 — earning Employee of the Year for Westville EMS — before joining Pafford as a PRN NREMT. Goff quickly obtained his NREMT- Advanced; today he is a Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a Field Training Officer. Nick was deployed to four natural disasters in 2017 including to St. Croix, USVI as part of Pafford’s Special Response Teams. By delivering critical medical attention and advanced life support to injured/ill individuals at emergency scenes — onsite and in transit — Goff is thrilled to be able to make a difference in the lives of the patients he treats in Sequoyah County, OK. He’s considered “that guy” who inspires people around him to take a little extra initiative, going above and beyond expectations — and he sets the bar for his colleagues by not merely completing things, but excelling at what he does.
The AAA’s Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. The Stars of Life event honors the contributions of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure.