Three Rivers Ambulance Authority paramedic receives national award

April 15, 2016


Tom Nahrwold honored with Stars of Life award

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority paramedic Tom Nahrwold has received the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life award, which recognizes ambulance service professionals for outstanding service and dedication. Nahrwold was one of 103 emergency service personnel recognized during the Stars of Life Celebration in Washington, D.C. on April 11-13.

Nahrwold is a master clinician who has developed his knowledge through education and practical experience. Best known for his humble demeanor and service-first attitude, he has a natural ability to remain calm and authoritative in difficult situations, which reassures his patients, their families and his colleagues.

“In addition to providing excellent medical care, Tom has displayed acts of caring, commitment and dedication throughout his career,” said Rob Smith, chief operating officer of Three Rivers Ambulance Authority. “We are proud that Tom is part of the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority team.”

Nahrwold has worked as a field training officer, assistant supervisor and educator, among other roles with Three Rivers Ambulance Authority. He has encouraged, mentored and inspired more than 300 emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic students and countless coworkers throughout his career.

Nahrwold started his emergency medical services career in 1976 at Huntington County Emergency Medical Services. In 1987, he joined Three Rivers Ambulance Authority team as a paramedic.