Commitment and helping others are words that sum up EMT-Intermediate, Bill Rise. In addition to driving a school bus during the day and running a family business, Bill has been an EMT for more than 20 years with the Grants/Roberts Ambulance Service. Throughout his career as an EMT, his commitment to providing the highest level of care has been the cornerstone of his service to the community in Milbank, South Dakota. In addition to his EMT training, Bill is an American Heart Association CPR/AED instructor; teaches and coordinates bicycle safety courses; teaches first aid to local fire departments, is involved with the Department of Public Safety and is a certified scuba diver. Among the many positions he currently holds Bill is a member of the Watertown, SD Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CSID) team. Part of his duties involves assisting children who have experienced trauma. He has made several trips transporting some of these children to the Shriners Hospital in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
EMT Rise is well known among his peers for sharing his knowledge with other EMS personnel. He has participated in fire training and rescue drills such as vehicle extraction and procedures and water rescue training with the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department. In 2010 he was named South Dakota EMT of the Year and in 2011 the NAEMT named him EMT of the Year for his accomplishments. EMT Rise currently serves as the District 1 Vice President of the South Dakota EMT Association. When asked why he loves what he does he answers "because it keeps me on my toes."
Given all that he does, EMT Rise manages to find time to volunteer with various organizations and for over 10 years has also served as a police reserve officer with the Milbank Police Department. EMT Bill Rise has served with honor and distinction throughout his career and will continue to do so even as a finalist in the 2012 All-Star Contest.
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