Veteran Pennsylvania First Responder Named AMW All-Star Finalist
Paramedic Goes Above and Beyond in Serving His Community
A first responder who has spent a lifetime protecting his community has been chosen as a finalist in the 2011 America's Most Wanted All-Star Contest, sponsored by Sprint.
Paramedic Kevin Margetic of Medic Rescue Ambulance in Beaver, Pennsylvania is the fifth weekly finalist chosen by the public through online voting in the contest, which honors the work of first responders.
Kevin started his career as a first responder when he was just 14, becoming a Junior Fire Fighter with Pulaski Township Volunteer Fire Department. He went on to participate in the Explorer Program with Medic Rescue Ambulance and earned his EMT certification. When he turned18, he began working full-time with Medic Rescue Ambulance and became a paramedic a year later. After 22 years, he's still doing the job he loves. But Kevin doesn't stop there; in addition to being a fire fighter and paramedic he's also served as a police officer for almost 20 years, spending the last 13 as a part-time Officer with Industry Borough Police Department.
In his 26 years as a first responder Kevin Margetic has experienced it all, from having a grateful family name their child after him to responding to the crash of a USAir jet. Kevin's Fire Chief calls him one of the most knowledgeable fire fighters that he has had the privilege of knowing in the 30 years he has worked in emergency response.
Kevin Margetic is the fifth of eight weekly finalists to be chosen by the public in this year's AMW All-Star Contest. Any member of the public can nominate and vote for their favorite first-responder online. The nomination process is simple: Go to AMW.com to fill out a short form naming your top choice and explain what makes this person an All-Star.
Each weekly finalist will be profiled on America's Most Wanted (Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX). Through online votes, the public will choose the grand-prize winner. In May, AMW Host John Walsh will present the 2011 AMW All-Star winner with a check for $10,000 at a ceremony in Washington DC and the winner will receive a trip to the NASCAR SPRINT Cup Series All-Star Challenge at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nominations are open at AMW.com until noon (ET) on April 2, 2011. Members of the public may vote for their favorite first responder once a day, every day. Finalist voting runs through midnight April 10th. Grand-prize winner voting will run April 21st through May 8th.
Please visit AMW.com/allstar for more information.