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2021 MA Star of Life: Chris Bargmann, Northern Berkshire EMS

May 11, 2021 9:24 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

Chris Bargmann
Northern Berkshire EMS

After many years in another industry Chris Bargmann wanted a career where he could serve people in a more caring and compassionate role. Receiving his EMT certificate in Minnesota in 2013 he then relocated to Western Massachusetts where he worked for Action Ambulance (2016-current) primarily out of the Hadley Fire Department location. He took a short break to recover from open heart surgery then decided he wanted to do more in his EMS role. He continued to work full time at Action while going to school to receive his Paramedic License. With that in hand was offered an opportunity to work at the esteemed Northampton Fire Department (2020) as a Fire/Medic while still helping at Action Ambulance when needed.

He was honored to be working with Northampton Fire but was offered a position with the non-profit organization Northern Berkshire EMS (2020-Current) in North Adams where he could continue his career of caring directly for patients as a medic. The family feel of NBEMS was a much better fit him and he remains there today caring for the people of North Adams Massachusetts.

Chris is one of the most caring providers around. he is a true representation of what it means to be a Paramedic/healthcare provider. His willingness to learn, hardworking mentality and his integrity help to inspire others around her. Many seek Chris out as a mentor due to his easy going and calm demeanor. Nobody is ever a bother and Chris is very easy to speak with. When he is not cleaning the station or washing his truck, Chris has been found helping others study for exams both in EMS and Nursing. It is with that; we are honored to submit Paramedic Chris Bargmann for the Star of Life award.