Brian Norton, Assistant Bryan County EMS director, was recently honored with the prestigious Star of Life Award in Oklahoma City.
The award is sponsored by the Oklahoma Ambulance Association and recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement
of EMS in Oklahoma.
Norton not only serves the EMS community, but is active in his home town of Calera where he serves on the city council and as assistant fire chief. He also participates in many activities in southeastern Oklahoma that promote training and preparedness
involving medical responses.
“He strives to ensure that we provide the highest level of care to the people of Bryan County and has earned this recognition,” said Joe Barrett, director of Bryan County EMS. “We are fortunate to have Brian and are proud to have him as a member of our team.”
According to Barrett, Norton was instrumental in reducing Calera’s ISO rating from a class 8 to class 4, resulting in reduced insurance premiums for the town. The class 4 rating for Calera was the lowest rating for a volunteer fire department in
Oklahoma. Norton also reinstated the Calera Emergency Response Agency, which assists the
ambulance service by responding on medical calls.
In addition to the above organizations he is active in the following agencies:
- Bryan County 911 Board
- Region 5 REMSS coordinator
- RTAB Region 5 representative
- Region 5 CQI Committee
- Bryan County EMS CQI Committee
-Bryan County EMS training officer
- Kiamichi Area Technology Center Fire Training Committee
- EMS Advisory Board for Kiamichi Area Technology Center