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Philip's is S.D. Ambulance Service of the Year

The South Dakota Exemplary Service of the Year ... award goes to the Philip Ambulance Service. From left to right are: Karyl Sandal, Larry Hanes, Dody Weller, Donna Smith, Don Weller, Carla Smith, Marty Hansen, Debbie Hanrahan, Mike Schultz, Esther Oldenberg, Lori Quinn, Steve Millage, and Amy Kroetch. Not pictured are Lee Vaughan, Dusty Pelle, Mark Foley, Roberta Vaughan, Debbie Hansen, June Huston, Dianne Parsons, Sue Pulse, Gayle Rush, Donna Unruh, Julie Hanes and Beth Arthur. Photo by Del Bartels

The Philip Ambulance Service has been chosen the South Dakota Ambulance Service of the Year at the EMT Conference held in Rapid City.

An estimated 700 people, representing the 110 ambulance services in South Dakota, attended the conferences on October 29-31.

Along with the Exemplary Service of the Year plaque, the Philip Ambulance Service received a check for $250.

All nominations and reasons for being nominated had to originate from a different department or group. The Philip Ambulance Service was nominated by the Haakon County Sheriff’s Office. The Ambulance Service’s medical director is Dr. David Holman and the medical support person is Dr. Coen Klopper.