AUGUSTA — Kevin Gurney of Industry was recently awarded the National Gold Medal Award for EMTs by the VFW Post 887. The ceremony was conducted by Alfred Michaud, VFW state commander; Harry Stickney, VFW district commander; and Richard Willette, Waterville post 1285 commander.
Gurney was nominated by the 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.
Gurney is employed by Delta Ambulance as an EMT-Paramedic and serves as the company’s education coordinator. He 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, Gurney 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 percent for clinical excellence at Delta and has received the Clinical Excellence Award.
Gurney resides in Industry, where he lives with his wife, Kate, and two sons, Michael and Alexander.