2010-02-18 / Local & State

Nominated For America’s Most Wanted All-Star

Jerry Proctor Jerry Proctor STAFF REPORT

A member of the Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters and Warren Township (MMP&W) Volunteer Fire Co. is on a list of individuals recently nominated to be the 2010 America’s Most Wanted All-Star.

Gerald “Jerry” Proctor was nominated by Mike and Dawn Wright for his actions during the summer of 2009 while working at the Tuscarora School District. According to the Wright family, Proctor observed a co-worker suffering from what was believed to have been “heartburn.” Proctor summoned an ambulance and rode with the individual to the hospital, where officials discovered the man had narrowly avoided a massive heart attack.

In nominating Proctor for the AMW All-Star contest, the Wrights noted Proctor joined MMP&W in 1993 as a member of the fire police. Three years later he became an ambulance driver, a position he still currently holds. In addition, he recently received his first responder medical training certification.

Proctor has been a top responder for the company during 10 of the last 11 years, and he has responded to more than 300 emergency rescue

“In addition to his volunteer EMT career, he takes time out to be an EMS week coordinator, educating first-graders to the importance of 911 calls and how to respond,” said the Wrights in their online nomination.

The contest features an array of nominees from around the country who serve in a variety of capacities such as firefighter, EMT and police officer. Among the prizes awarded to the 2010 All-Star are $10,000 and a weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race.

Anyone wishing to log a vote online for Proctor should visit the contest Web site at www.amw.com/allstar/2010/

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