Douglas County EMS responders recognized at awards ceremony

EAST WENATCHEE — Mitchell Williams, of Douglas County Fire District 2, was named Volunteer EMT of the Year during the annual Greater Wenatchee Emergency Medical Services Council Awards presentations on May 22.

Williams was among emergency medical technicians, paramedics and firefighters from around the area recognized for their lifesaving efforts in 2017.

The council also recognized EMS providers who saved the life of someone whose heart stopped beating outside of a hospital and the saved person then went on to lead a normal life.

Those honored from Douglas County Fire District 2 were Tanner Brender, Cole Clark, Seth Ellis, Mitchell Williams, Nathaniel Betancourt, Mark Collins, Kyle Dennis, Billy Turner, Jay O’Connell, Lauren Baltrusch, Shane Flatness, Mike Soltwisch, Anthony Stone and Cody Shelton.