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Fourteen AMR Caregivers Awarded Star of Life Award.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Response (AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. ) is very proud to announce fourteen of our paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers from across the USA will be honored at the American Ambulance Association (AAA) Stars of Life Awards ceremony, March 18-20 in Washington D.C.

These awards are the highest honor caregivers and other EMS professionals can receive. Each one represents an incredible story of service and dedication in every area of the EMS industry, and is selected by their peers in an extensive nomination process.

AMR President Bill Sanger said, "In a field where heroism Heroism
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Greek hero without whom Troy could not have been taken. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]


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 and total commitment is an everyday occurrence, EMS professionals often go unrecognized. Saving lives and serving their communities is just part of the job. So it's very rewarding when we can single out some of the many incredible people out there for special recognition."

Emergency medical services An Emergency medical service (abbreviated to initialism "EMS" in many countries) is a service providing out-of-hospital acute care and transport to definitive care, to patients with illnesses and injuries which the patient believes constitutes a medical emergency.  are an essential part of keeping our communities safe, and AMR is proud to be an industry leader, paring the resources and experience of a national operation with the focus and passion of a community based organization. We are the EMS partner of choice in 2,100 communities nationwide in 40 states and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). .

The award recipients will several days in the nation's Capital where they will join their fellow Stars for a special awards banquet. In addition, Star honorees will meet with congressional staff members to discuss emergency health care issues on Capitol Hill and were treated to a tour of Washington, D.C.

AMR employees from nearly every corner of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  were among this year's honorees. For a complete list, and additional information about each Star can be found on the AMR website at

American Medical Response Inc. ( ), America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 42 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals, with a fleet of 4,100 vehicles, transport more than three million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Emergency Medical Services Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.

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