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  • 5 Mar 2019 11:02 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Callie Fraser
    2019 Nevada Star of Life

    Callie Fraser has more than 18 years of experience in firefighting, emergency medical services, and first responder trauma care. Callie started her career in the United States Air Force as a Flight Medic with Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR) teams. During her military service, she trained and worked closely with Combat Medics and trauma surgeons while involved in Combat Rescue Operations.

    After leaving the military, Callie entered service as a Firefighter Paramedic. Her uniquely diverse experience includes working in coastal, urban, and major metropolitan environments. Throughout Callie’s career, her roles have included Field Training Officer, developing department-wide strategic and tactical operations planning, fire suppression and prevention, and emergency medical advanced life support.

    Callie is currently a MedicWest Paramedic where she works in a fast paced, high volume, major metropolitan system unlike any other. She presently covers the northeast area of Las Vegas, NV, which leads the valley in homicides, violent crime, and emergency medical calls. Callie is part of the Tactical Emergency Medical Support Team Cadre and one of the lead instructors for the Las Vegas Stop the Bleed campaign. Callie holds numerous professional certifications to include National Registry Paramedic, board certified Flight Paramedic and Tactical Paramedic, NAEMT Instructor, and American Heart Association Instructor.

  • 5 Mar 2019 10:26 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Leslie Shaffer
    AMR Las Vegas
    2019 Nevada Star of Life

    Leslie Shaffer has served as a Critical Care Paramedic and instructor for AMR Las Vegas since 2005, following terms as an EMS provider in Arizona and Oregon. She has also worked as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic and preceptor for Careflight. Additionally, Leslie has cared for patients in emergency departments across the Las Vegas valley, working seamlessly with other healthcare professionals to save lives. A native to Las Vegas, she is also a member of AMR Las Vegas’ first-ever Tactical EMS team.

    Leslie holds certifications to teach Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) through NAEMT, and facilitates classes throughout the Las Vegas valley and across the US. She also holds paramedic instructor certifications in several other EMS-related subjects, and guest teaches for the Valley Health System. Most recently, she has been asked to provide Stop the Bleed training to students in the Clark County School District.

    Leslie is one of the lead Stop the Bleed instructors in Las Vegas. In fact, since January 2018, she and her co-instructor have trained more than 10,000 people in the Las Vegas valley. They are frequently invited to EMS operations, venues, and corporations across the country to teach this valuable life-saving class. Leslie and her co-instructor have also made Narcan training a success in Las Vegas. 

    In addition to working in the field as a paramedic and teaching classes, Leslie is a wife and mom to three kids. She is currently finishing up her prerequisites for PA school, and hopes to apply to Touro University in Las Vegas in the fall.

  • 16 Jan 2019 12:20 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Visit the Nevada Ambulance Association Facebook page to see pictures from today's NAA Executive Committee & Board meetings! Go now>

  • 13 Nov 2018 5:38 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)
    Our hearts are with the families, friends, and colleagues of our EMS brothers Ryan Nelson and Eric Thyr of Community Ambulance. Ryan was tragically killed and Eric critically injured during an accidental discharge. Please keep them in your thoughts. If you are able to give in support of their families, links are below:
  • 10 Nov 2018 7:49 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the inaugural board of directors for the Nevada Ambulance Association. We thank them for their service and commitment to mobile healthcare!  

  • 10 Oct 2018 9:29 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Follow the Nevada Ambulance Association on Twitter, and like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest and greatest in EMS in our state.

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