ND ambulance service awards first-ever ‘Medals of Valor’ to 2 paramedics

Both recipients of the award risked their lives to help others

By EMS1 Staff

FARGO, N.D. — Two paramedics with F-M Ambulance were recognized for outstanding acts of bravery in the line of duty.

Wednesday’s ceremony marked the first time the agency has ever awarded the Medal of Valor, which can only be earned in extraordinary circumstances.

F-M Ambulance Director Sherm Syverson told WDAY TV that it’s hard to talk about the specific events leading up to the awards, but confirmed that the paramedics risked their lives in the face of danger to provide care.

Greg Glood, who was off-duty at the time, ran into a burning house to help a person trapped inside. Glood prevented bystanders from entering the house and stayed on scene until ambulances arrived to help treat the patient’s injuries.

Kelsey Bodvig responded to an armed standoff as part of the Red River Valley SWAT Tactical EMS team. She provided lifesaving care to a team member at the scene

WDAY reports that both medics served in the U.S. military, and Bodvig will deploy to Kuwait in the coming months.

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