Luverne paramedic recognized for 30-years service

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Local first responder Floyd Wright, a paramedic with Luverne Rescue Squad, was recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 30 consecutive years of National Emergency Services (EMS) Certification. This distinction is an honor held by few EMS professionals. 

Wright was nationally registered as a paramedic in 1993 and has been serving the Crenshaw County community with pride ever since. 

Sarah Smith, a Luverne Rescue Squad emergency medical technician (EMT), said Floyd is a caring and compassionate leader.

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“He cares for his family, his employees, and his community like no other,” Smith said. “He is the glue to our EMS family.”

In order to maintain his status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Wright has diligently completed, on a biennial basis, what is recognized by the NREMT as “the most comprehensive recertification program for EMS professionals in America. 

By maintaining his National EMS certification and completing regular continuing education courses, Wright has demonstrated his commitment to providing exceptional pre-hospital emergency medical care.

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the National EMS certifying organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers, and by maintaining a registry of certification processes. 

Individuals who have interest in becoming nationally certified by the NREMT can contact the organization by phone at 1-614-888-4484 or visit for more information.