Congressman Fred Upton to Receive AAA Legislative Honor

Congressman Fred Upton to
Receive AAA Legislative Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Amanda Riordan

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

Congressman Upton will be presented this award in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s Michigan Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Great Lakes State are Tracy Allen and Theresa Hartman of American Medical Response, Bridget Dickert of LifeCare Ambulance Service, Donald Brown III of Jackson Community Ambulance/Emergent Health Partners, and John Eilich III of Life EMS Ambulance.

Congressman Upton was selected for the Legislative Recognition Award for his long-standing support of ambulance services and ensuring proper reimbursement under the Medicare ambulance fee schedule.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Upton has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Oregon and across our country.”

Congressman Upton represents Michigan’s 6th congressional district and was first elected to Congress in 1986. He is the current Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, as well as a member of the Bipartisan Encryption Working Group.

In appreciation of his ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to honor Congressman Upton with a Legislative Recognition Award.

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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

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2017, Michigan, Representative Fred Upton (R-MI)

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