A Waynesboro man is being recognized with the Governor's Award for Excellence in Emergency Medical Services.
Governor Tim Kaine honored Gary Critzer for more than 30 years of dedicated service to the improvement of E.M.S. in Virginia.
Critzer is currently the president of the Central Shenandoah E.M.S. Council and serves as the Emergency Management Director for the city of Waynesboro. Critzer was honored at Monday night's City Council meeting.
"This is a system. This is the folks from years ago. Waynesboro First Aide crew where I got my start up through different contacts and individuals throughout the Commonwealth," says Critzer. "Again, this isn't something that one person wins, this is a system that wins it."
The honor is the highest award issued by the Commonwealth to E.M.S. personnel.