BROKEN BOW–A special recognition for Broken Bow Emergency Services Director Andy Holland was held during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 8. Holland was recently named Emergency Medical Responder of the Year by the Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA).
NEMSA held its conference last month in Kearney with NEMSA President Sandy Lewis reading the nomination for Andy Holland, which was submitted by Deputy Lawrence Stump. Holland has been involved with Broken Bow Fire and EMS since the early 2000s and has worked with the City of Broken Bow since 2006.
Lewis said Holland is taking steps to become an EMT and paramedic. The nomination continues to say that Andy Holland remains calm, provides mentorship and encouragement, and helps other succeed. (Click here to view the Broken Bow Ambulance Service Facebook video posted on January 15.)
“His passion towards EMS and helping those in need goes above the title that he has. He remains calm on every call and is the first to lead,” the nomination read.
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, City Administrator Dan Knoell also read the nomination and presented Holland with a certifcate thanking Holland for his service along with Mayor Rod Sonnichsen.
“Not only is Andy our leader, but he is a friend to all and never has bad things to say. Our community is a better place with him there and we are lucky to have him on our team,” Dan Knoell read.
Also during the meeting, the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department Roster was approved with 31 members listed.
The city council held a third public hearing regarding Ordinance 1252 Mandatory Trash Removal Fees. Dan Knoell recommended the changes and the ordinance was approved.
Megan Linn of Broken Bow was appointed as the Deputy Clerk. She will work full time in conjunction with the current city clerk and treasurer. Linn said she looks forward to working with the public.
The next city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.