Advanced EMT Laricos Honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars
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PHOTO (left to right): Outer Banks VFW Post 10950 Commander Richard Probst, EMS Chief Jennie Collins, VFW Service Officer Fred Lamm, EMT of the Year Bill Laricos (AEMT), Chief Jack Scarborough of the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, and VFW Post Quartermaster Jim Norrell.
Dare County Advanced EMT (AEMT) Bill Laricos was recognized at the most recent Board of Commissioners meeting as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Dare County EMT of the Year and the North Carolina EMT of the Year.
Each year, VFW chapters select emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. Outer Banks VFW Post 10950 (Dare County) selected AEMT Bill Laricos as their EMT of the Year and his nomination was subsequently sent to the State level, where he was also selected as the North Carolina EMT of the Year.
Representatives from Post 10950 in attendance at the meeting were Quartermaster Jim Norrell, Commander Richard Probst and Service Officer Fred Lamm. Presenting the award, Commander Probst read from the certificate, “Laricos’ outstanding career has demonstrated a record of extraordinary and courageous service to the community and the nation. He is truly a premier example of all EMTs and his honor reflects the proudest ideals of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.”
Also in attendance was Dare County EMS Chief Jennie Collins who spoke of Laricos’ vast experience in the public safety “trifecta” that includes law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. Prior to coming to Dare County, Laricos served over 20 years with the Howard County, Maryland Police Department and over 15 years with the Ellicott City, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department and Howard County, Maryland Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
“Bill is an outstanding emergency medical technician,” said Chief Collins. “For decades he has been a dedicated public servant. He is a faithful employee of Dare EMS and he is a devoted member of Hatteras Island Rescue Squad and Frisco Volunteer Fire Department. Bill is extremely dependable, a mentor, a teacher, and is viewed by his peers as an example of calmness under pressure. Following his time on duty with Dare County EMS, Bill continues his dedicated service and utilizes his AEMT skills with two other local agencies.”