Kristen Herreid named First Responder of the Year for 61st Assembly District

From left: State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, Randy Herreid (Kristen’s husband), Kristen Herreid, Abby Herreid (Kristen’s daughter), and Salem Lakes Fire Chief Jim Lejcar /State Rep. Kerkman photo

From the office of state Rep. Samantha Kerkman:

Today (Tuesday), Representative Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes) presented the First Responder of the Year Award for the 61st Assembly District to Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Kristen Herreid.  She joined over 70 other first responders at the State Capitol today to receive this award and be honored by the Wisconsin State Assembly. 

In addition to serving as an Advanced EMT for five years, she serves in several other roles in which she serves the public.  She has served 22 years as the volunteer clinical director for Traumatic Incident Resource, a non-profit organization that provides resources to departments and individuals that have experienced a traumatic event or responded to a traumatic incident.  Also, she serves as a public health and safety officer for the Milwaukee Fire Department. 

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our first responders who keep us safe every day,” said Rep. Kerkman.  “I am pleased to honor Kristen today for doing just that.  She does not hesitate to assist Twin Lakes residents in times of need and does it with professionalism and a positive attitude.  It is first responders like Kristen who help make Kenosha County a safe place to live.  That’s why I selected her as the First Responder of the Year for the 61st Assembly District.” 


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