EMS Member Receives EMSI Recognition Award

Category: News
Published on 23 July 2013
Written by Ted Fessides

In November, Paramedic Crew Chief Teak Baker was presented with an EMS Recognition Award by the Emergency Medical Services Institute (EMSI) at their Annual Dinner Meeting in Washington, PA.

Teak was unknowingly nominated for his award by Executive Director Jeff Kelly.  This award is given to an EMS professional who exhibits knowledge, compassion, and professionalism in the EMS Community.  Every year, two nominees are chosen and presented with this prestigious award by EMSI. EMSI is the EMS governing and licensing authority covering a 10 county region in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  

Teak was chosen as a sensible candidate by Jeff Kelly because of his devotion and dedication to moving Cranberry Township EMS forward.  As a Paramedic Crew Chief, Teak’s responsibilities include Public Relations and Community Outreach.  Teak has taken those responsibilities and used his experience of over 20 years in the profession to help CTEMS adhere to its mission of improving its involvement within the community.  He is our lead CPR instructor, and one of our new Child Safety Seat Technicians.  Teak has also successfully implemented the “vial of life” program that allows for access to medical information for patients who cannot communicate with EMS. 

Mr. Baker is Cranberry Township EMS’s first recipient of this esteemed award and is very humbled by his nomination and achievement.