43-year AMR Employee Honored with Star of Life Award

Gordon “Gordy” Anderson – one of the first EMTs to be certified in San Diego County – was honored recently with the Star of Life award from the American Ambulance Association at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Gordon has made a lifelong commitment to providing excellent EMS service to the San Diego community. As an EMT, field supervisor, CPR instructor, and in other positions, Gordon has touched many lives in his 43 years with AMR.

One of the first nationally certified EMTs in San Diego, Gordon has trained more than 1,100 community members in CPR, and was among the first to respond to the 1978 PSA airliner crash in San Diego.

Gordon’s experience in the San Diego community has helped improve the efficiency of the region’s 9-1-1 system. In 2009, the County of San Diego recognized Gordon’s distinguished EMS career with an official proclamation of his accomplishments.

Gordon’s dedication to EMS and the community he serves has touched countless lives. In addition to his service with AMR, Gordon also volunteers with a number of community outreach programs, including providing oil changes for seniors and removing neighborhood graffiti.