Hills firefighter receives prestigious award

Sgt. Dan Wecker, a paid-on-call fire fighter with the Farmington Hills Fire Department, recently received the Instructor of the Year Award from the Society of Michigan Emergency Medical Services Instructor/Coordinators (SMEMSIC).

Sgt. Dan Wecker with SMEMSIC Deputy Director Tom Knapp.
Sgt. Dan Wecker with SMEMSIC Deputy Director Tom Knapp. (Contributed photo)

The prestigious award was presented at the SMEMSIC Professional Development Conference on February 26 in Traverse City. Wecker was recognized by his peers for his accomplishments, his professionalism as an EMS educator, and his contributions to the field and to the community as a whole.

Wecker works as a paid-on-call fire fighter based out of Fire Station #4, located at 28711 Drake Road. He is an active member of the Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission and teaches CPR/AED classes for the Fire Department, the Police Department, and members of the community. He has been instrumental in the success of the Fire Department’s EMS Recruit Academy, where his students can boast of a 99 percent pass rate on the National Registry EMT Exam on their first attempt.

“Sgt. Wecker provides motivation and inspiration for all of our EMS instructors and students,” said Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh. “He has made a tremendous contribution to the field of Emergency Medical Services.”

SMEMSIC, which has over 500 members, is dedicated to supporting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education and representing EMS professionals throughout the State of Michigan.

Press release

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