MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP – The Enon-Mad River Township Fire and EMS Department honored two outstanding members of the Emergency Medical Services department.
Fire and EMS Chief Tracy Young recognized two individuals. Louise Fenwick is the recipient of the Emergency Service Provider of the Fourth Quarter 2015 Award, and Ryan Shroyer is the recipient of the Emergency Service Provider of the Year 2015 Award.
They were honored for their exemplary emergency medical services to the community during the Monday, Jan. 1 Mad River Township meeting.
“This special recognition is a way for us to pay tribute each year to four members of the EMS department who have demonstrated excellence in their performance of emergency medical care,” Young said. “These individuals are truly dedicated and have inspired others in the department.”
Fenwick, a life-long Enon resident and a 1986 graduate of Greenon High School, is a state-certified firefighter and emergency medical technician. Since joining the township fire and EMS department in 1998, Fenwick has served the department in many capacities.
In addition to working weekends as an EMT, Fenwick volunteers her time each year helping and assisting with the department’s Santa Parade. She also participates in the annual fire cadet challenge, and spearheaded the department’s Adopt-a-Family project last December. Most recently, Fenwick completed her paramedic training and will soon be a registered paramedic.
“I work fulltime in the pharmacy at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and together, the fire association and the WPAFB pharmacy group adopted a local family through the Enon Emergency Relief Adopt-a-Family Program,” Fenwick said.
The mother of one grown son said she started her journey in life as a firefighter and EMT as a way to give back to the community after her family and she were involved in a horrific auto accident in the township in 1998.
“I am very passionate about paying it forward,” said Fenwick.
Also, a recipient of the Greater Miami Valley EMS Council’s Norma Dittrick Extra Measure of Service Award, Fenwick noted that such achievements would not be possible without the wonderful support of family, friends and coworkers.
“There is no ‘me’ in team. It takes a village to take care of a village,” Fenwick said. “For me, it is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of our township, and I am looking forward to working for this fire and EMS department for many years to come.”
Young said Fenwick and her husband Kevin, who is also a firefighter and EMT, have displayed true dedication and commitment to the township fire and EMS department during their many years of service.
“Louise is a fantastic member of this department. She is very well trained and has been involved in different projects over the years,” said Young. “She is always here at the station doing things for the department, and I could not be more proud of her for the effort she puts in on a daily basis.”
Upon presenting the Emergency Service Provider of the Year 2015 Award, Young described Shroyer, who was also the recipient of the Emergency Service Provider of the First Quarter 2015 Award, as a top notch medic who is fully dedicated to those he serves in the community.
The chief noted that Shroyer and the other 2015 recipients were selected by their peers to receive the quarterly awards, and Shroyer’s coworkers unanimously selected him for the coveted Emergency Service Provider of the Year 2015 Award.
“I have nothing but great praise for Ryan’s performance,” Young said. “It was awesome to receive such good feedback regarding his performance, from the time he walked through the door of this department until he finished his shift — he certainly embodies the best of our profession, and I applaud Ryan for his contribution to our organization.”
Shroyer, a certified EMT and paramedic, is a Springfield resident and a 2013 graduate of Kenton Ridge High School. He joined the Enon and Mad River Township Fire and EMS Department in fall 2013 and is also employed at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
According to Shroyer, incredible teamwork has contributed greatly to the outstanding success of the township EMS department.
“Everyone works together to accomplish the ultimate goal, which is delivering great care to the people of the township and all who come through it,” Shroyer said. “We are truly a team at Mad River Township Fire and EMS.”
Shroyer expressed his appreciation to the members of the EMS department for their unanimous vote of confidence.
“There are so many amazing EMS providers in the department, and just to be recognized by my peers is an honor,” Shroyer said.
Young concluded the ceremony by stating that the 2015 recipients’ accomplishments represented the day-to-day excellence within the township EMS department.
“They are a fine group of people,” said Young.
Linda Collins is a freelance reporter for Greene County News.