Congressman Mike Coffman Receives AAA Legislative Honor

Congressman Mike Coffman to Receive
2017 AAA Legislative Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Amanda Riordan

Washington, DC– The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado with a Legislative Recognition Award in appreciation of his advocacy for emergency medical services.

Congressman Coffman will be presented this award in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s Colorado Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Boulder State are Kira Gressman of American Medical Response, as well as Gabe Moreno of Trinidad Ambulance District.

Congressman Coffman was selected for the Legislative Recognition Award for introducing the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (H.R. 1445). AAA members are deeply appreciative of his championing efforts to ensure that ambulance services are properly reimbursed for providing emergency medical services to veterans.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Coffman has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Colorado and across our country. The AAA is proud to present him with a Legislative Recognition Award.”

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 from Colorado’s 6th congressional district, Congressman Coffman serves on the Veteran’s Affairs Committee and the Armed Services Committee, where he is the Chairman for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

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About the American Ambulance Association

Founded in 1979, the AAA represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services, and views prehospital care not only as a public service, but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.

AAA Stars of Life

The Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life honors the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 101 EMS professionals will be honored as the 2017 Stars of Life. Meet the stars at

AAA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Ambulance Association is to promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve.

2017, Colorado, Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO)