At a time when many question the commitment of the younger generation, no one can question the thirst for knowledge and commitment of our 20-something First Responder Friday honoree this week.  Thanks to Stephanie Jennings for introducing us to Jonathan Montano.

Jonathon's start in the First Responder world began in January of 2017 as he became a Basic Life Support Provider (EMT-Basic) with Edwards Ambulance Service. Just a little over a year later, he developed into an Advanced Life Support Provider (EMT-CC) taking Critical Care Classes.  But Jonathon didn't stop there, continuing into Paramedic Class.  In just over 3 years Jonathan has gone from a part-time Basic EMT to a full-time ALS Supervisor and new employee orientation coordinator.

While that resume would be enough to more than qualify him to be honored as our First Responder, Jonathan also works part-time for Bridgewater Ambulance and volunteers with the Clayville Fire Department where he has been recognized for his training and dedication.

Stephanie, thanks for introducing us to Jonathon, and Jonathon, thanks for all you do.

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Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officers, military, rescuers or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday,' presented by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti.

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