Congratulations to our 2017 Stars!
EMT, Field Training Officer
Derek Weinkauf began his career at EMSA in December 2012. He not only has an incredible aptitude for working in EMS, but a stellar attitude to match.
“Derek’s approach to EMS is nothing but patient-centered and team-focused,” explained the person who nominated Derek for the Star of Life award. “He cares deeply about taking the best possible care of his patients in each and every circumstance.”
Derek has received numerous kudos from colleagues and patients, for providing excellent care on critical calls, being welcoming to students, and demonstrating incredible compassion when interacting with suicidal patients and worried family members.
A prolific field training officer, Derek believes that the keys to teaching others are to have patience with and be respectful toward those who are learning, and to realize that no one is perfect—but we can all strive toward excellence.