Technician Julianne Tomesheski (in front) with her certificate.
Technician Julianne Tomesheski, of Centreville Fire Station 17, C-Shift, has been honored with the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Emergency Medical Services Award. Presenting it Aug. 1 was SAR Safety Committee Chairman Bill Collier.
Tomesheski joined the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in 2012, graduating from the academy as a Firefighter/EMT. In 2018, she completed the rigorous, 10-month paramedic program and was recently promoted to technician/paramedic.
Besides being outstanding in her duties, she also does volunteer work. Tomesheski assists with the recruitment section and the training academy and serves as a counselor and EMS coordinator for the Fairfax County Girls Fire and Rescue Academy.
This organization provides middle- and high-school girls a chance to build self-confidence and teamwork skills while experiencing what it’s like to be a firefighter/paramedic. Tomesheski develops the curriculum for the girls, selects and mentors the instructors, develops lesson plans, procures equipment and organizes the schedule. She’s also a counselor for the four-day program and always relates well to the girls, as well as to her patients, co-workers and supervisors.