Last night, Casey Dodson, an EMT with LifeNet in our Stillwater, Oklahoma Division, was honored at the Oklahoma Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life Banquet held at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. The event recognized the 2018 Stars of Life from across the state of Oklahoma.
Also attending the event were Kelly McCauley, General Manager of LifeNet in Stillwater, Marty Dodson, and Chelsea Huddleston.
Casey is one of three Stars of Life who will represent LifeNet in Washington DC next month in a series of events in our nation’s capital.
Nomination for Star of Life
An EMT at LifeNet, Casey received several nominations for the annual honor that is bestowed upon the best and brightest of EMS professionals, including:
- “Casey is always trying to better himself.”
- “He only gets positive feedback from his patients and crews.”
- “He is a hard worker and treats patients and co-workers with respect.”
History at LifeNet
Casey joined LifeNet in April 2011. He was among a group of new employees who helped create an entirely new EMS delivery model for the Stillwater, Oklahoma area and surrounding communities. This new venture was challenging for all involved, and Casey contributed his years of EMS experience and knowledge to our success. He has now served in EMS for 17 years.
His coworkers describe Casey as a senior partner who can handle any scenario or difficult scene. He is frequently paired with new employees during field training and employee development processes. A new medic can be comforted knowing that if Casey is his partner, the shift will go well.
Casey also likes to have fun at work. He revels in “poking the bear” whenever a manager is around, usually to get a reaction, but often to bring attention to an issue with possible solutions. When he is away from work, Casey enjoys spending time with family and friends. He helps with charitable functions in the community as a member and an officer of the Stillwater Elks’ Lodge.
About Stars of Life
The American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession.
Stars of Life honors the contributions of EMS heroes, while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure.