Meet Kyle Riedl – Firefighter, Paramedic, and Rescue and Dive Team Member
Over the course of time we have spent saluting Central New York's First Responders, there have been many who serve double duty. They serve with multiple fire departments, or split time as an EMT with more than one agency. This week we salute Kyle Riedl who wears so many hats he needs two hat racks.
Kyle has been with the Eaton Fire District for 14 years, serving as Chief for the last three years. He is also a full time firefighter paramedic with the City of Norwich Fire Department. In addition to the firefighter and paramedic hats, Kyle also puts on scuba mask as part of the Eaton Rescue and Dive team.
As if all the hours spent responding and training with two fire departments wasn't enough, he also is the Director of Operations for Smithfield Eaton Ambulance Corp. EVAC Ambulance. A fellow employee of Kyle's nominated him for our First Responder Salute saying he has made the ambulance service a staple of the community and rose to every occasion to protect his team during the COVID Pandemic.
He is selfless and gives 110% without expecting anything in return. Kyle doesn’t just deserve responder of the week but responder of the year.
Kyle isn't showing any signs of slowing down, in addition to the rigorous training of becoming part of the dive team, he continues to grow and is now a Critical Care Paramedic,
Kyle, thank you for all you do in protecting and serving our communities and setting a great example all of us can learn from.
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, front line workers, or any other person first on the scene.
Include their name, a picture and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday." We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.