Senator Richard Burr Receives AAA Legislative Honor

Senator Richard Burr to Receive
2017 AAA Legislative Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Amanda Riordan

Washington, DC– The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina with a Legislative Recognition Award in appreciation of his advocacy for emergency medical services.

Senator Burr will be presented this award in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s North Carolina Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Tar Heel State are Ryan Lowe and Tiffany Johnson, both of Mecklenburg EMS Agency in Charlotte.

Senator Burr was selected for the Legislative Recognition Award in thanks for his support of the Medicare ambulance temporary add-on increases and super rural bonus payment, as well as for being a long-standing champion of EMS providers in North Carolina.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Senator Burr is a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in North Carolina and across our country. The AAA is proud to present him with Legislative Recognition Award.”

First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Burr served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his third term in the U.S. Senate. Senator Burr serves as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and also serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. In addition to his service in the Senate, he is a Board Member of Brenner Children’s Hospital in North Carolina.

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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

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2017, North Carolina, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

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