Augusta – May 2, 2010
At a special ceremony held at the VFW Post 887, Augusta, Kevin Gurney was awarded the National Gold Medal Award for EMTs by the VFW. The ceremony was conducted by Alfred Michaud, VFW State Commander, Harry Stickney, VFW District Commander and Richard Willette, Waterville Post 1285 Commander.
Kevin was nominated by Waterville VFW Post 1285.
Evaluation criteria for the award included recognition by colleagues, consistent excellence in the performance of his duties with documentation, consistent dedication to his official responsibilities over a period of years and continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within his profession.
Kevin is employed by Delta Ambulance as an EMT-Paramedic and serves as the company’s education coordinator. Kevin started at Delta Ambulance in 1998 as a basic EMT. Over the years he progressed to paramedic, has earned Critical Care Transport Paramedic (University of Maryland) and an Associates Degree in Emergency Medicine.
At Delta Kevin serves as the Education Coordinator and on the Clinical Standards and Practices and Operations Teams and is a State of Maine Certified EMS instructor. At home he serves as a Captain in the Industry Fire Department. He received Delta’s Silent Hero Award in 2002 for outstanding service to the community and his peers. He consistently ranks in the top 10% for clinical excellence at Delta and has received the Clinical Excellence Award.
Kevin resides in Industry where he lives with his wife Kate and two sons, Michael and Alexander.
Left to Right: Alfred Michaud, VFW State Commander, Kevin Gurney, Harry Stickney,
VFW District Commander and Richard Willette Commander of the nominating post,
Post 1285 in Waterville