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Loftis Named Paramedic of the Year

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tony Loftis was chosen as the 2008-2009 Crimestopper's EMSStat Paramedic of the Year. Tony began at EMSStat as a PRN paramedic in January 2004 and became full-time in October 2005. He became a Relief Crew Chief (lieutenant) in January of 2008. Tony is currently a Field Training Officer, Hazardous Material Technician, Critical Care Paramedic, Bike Medic, and Tactical (SWAT) Medic. He also is very active as a trainer of other SWAT medics.

“Whenever he accepts a task, it is guaranteed it will get done correctly, on time, and without any reminders. ”
Whenever he accepts a task, it is guaranteed it will get done correctly, on time, and without any reminders.

Caption: Eddie Sims, EMSStat manager and crew chief, (left) stands with Tony Loftis (center) and Dr. Robert Frantz, EMSStat medical director, (right) at the Crimestopper's Public Safety Banquet. Loftis was presented with the Paramedic of the Year award at the banquet. 

Tony Loftis was chosen as the 2008-2009 Crimestopper's EMSStat Paramedic of the Year. Tony began at EMSStat as a PRN paramedic in January 2004 and became full-time in October 2005. He became a Relief Crew Chief (lieutenant) in January of 2008. Tony is currently a Field Training Officer, Hazardous Material Technician, Critical Care Paramedic, Bike Medic, and Tactical (SWAT) Medic. He also is very active as a trainer of other SWAT medics.

The criteria for the award based upon the following four qualities:

  • Demonstrates EMS knowledge through consistent performance of high-level skills
  • Compassion towards patients and others
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to and involvement in the improvement of the organization

“Tony is a highly skilled paramedic and very supportive of NRHS/EMSStat. Whenever he accepts a task, it is guaranteed it will get done correctly, on time, and without any reminders,” said Eddie Sims, EMSStat manager and crew chief. Tony has worked aggressively to enhance the training and stature of the EMSStat paramedics who are part of the Norman Police Department’s SWAT Team. He was the first EMSStat paramedic to attend a nationally recognized tactical medic school, and brought back and distributed a wealth of information to the other team members.

Tony was officially recognized at the Crimestopper's Public Safety Banquet on January 15th at Journey Church.