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EMS Week 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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EMS Week in Val Verde County to Honor long-time staple to the EMS Community, Steven Semmler.

Mr. Semmler started his EMS career in the Kerrville and Fredericksburg area and thankfully moved to Del Rio and has been here ever since. Mr. Semmler came to us as a Paramedic and has served the community for 23 years in that role as a Paramedic. During those 23 years he helped VVRMC EMS grow as a department and provided excellent patient care to the people of Del Rio and Val Verde County. Throughout that time I’m told, that Mr. Semmler always went the extra mile and would make sure the ambulances were in good shape for all the crews, not just his ambulance that was assigned to him.

When Mr. Semmler retired from the clinical aspect of VVRMC EMS in 2013, he was offered a Fleet Manager position, to service not just the ambulances but all the vehicles owned by Val Verde Regional Medical Center. There has been many compliments about the fleet that Mr. Semmler takes care of, I can personally say, I have never seen such a detailed log of preventive maintenance and well taken care of vehicles in my career in EMS from all over the Country. This is very reassuring for the crews who more times than not, take 911 calls 70 miles away in the County or Transport Patients 150 miles to San Antonio. We can all thank Steven for the continued crew safety and patient safety on the roadway.

Mr. Semmler has been an employee of Val Verde Regional Medical Center EMS for 29 years and is EMS’s longest tenured employee! The Hospital is celebrating the 60TH Year Anniversary; it is fantastic to have such an outstanding individual, who is humble and hardworking here for almost 50% of that time.

That is why, Val Verde Regional Medical Center EMS is dedicating EMS week “May 19th to May 25th” 2019 to Mr. Steven Semmler. Thank you for keeping the Crews and Patients safe on the road and providing such an excellent service to the people of Del Rio and Val Verde County in your tenure here.

Submitted by: Malachi Fisher, EMS Director