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People: Stacie Selmi, Josh Duffy recognized for achievements

Two REMSA Health leaders were recognized nationally for their achievements at the American Ambulance Association’s annual conference and trade show in Nashville.

Stacie Selmi, emergency medical services supervisor for REMSA Health, was recognized as a Vanguard Award winner. Josh Duffy, director of support services for REMSA Health, was recognized as an EMS Next Honoree.

Selmi has been working in the EMS field for over 37 years. She joined Mercy Ambulance, an ambulance provider in Washoe County, in the early 1980s as an emergency medical technician, obtained her advanced EMT certification, and then completed the Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program.

Selmi returned to Northern Nevada and Mercy Ambulance to complete her internship and become a certified paramedic. After a move with Mercy Ambulance to the Pacific Northwest, she returned to Reno in 1997 to work at the Regional EMS Authority – now REMSA Health – as one of the region’s first paramedics.

Prior to her current role, Selmi worked as a field training officer and continuous quality improvement coordinator. Over the course of her career, she launched the organization’s apprenticeship program for EMTs and paramedics and created the first electronic charting system.

Professionally, she was honored with the Veterans of Foreign Wars J. Edgar Hoover Regional Award and a Nevada Women’s Fund Woman of Achievement award. Selmi is a second-generation Northern Nevadan who was a skeet shooting champion in her teens.

Josh Duffy

Duffy joined REMSA Health in 2005 and has held positions as vehicle service technician, AEMT, logistics supervisor and purchasing manager.

Currently, Duffy oversees the organization’s logistics department, which stores and prepares ground ambulances for daily maintenance and facilitates the delivery of supplies to the organization’s remote locations.

He also oversees the fleet department, which provides maintenance for more than 75 ground ambulances and support vehicles, and the facilities maintenance program for all of the organization’s physical locations.

During his time at REMSA Health, Duffy successfully revamped the organization’s unified program, reimagined the ambulance speed charging and service point system, implemented a tracking system for community health equipment requests, negotiated a new fuel rewards program, and managed narcotics storage and security upgraded. procedures. Duffy holds an associate degree in applied science and a bachelor’s degree in science from Columbia Southern University.