Ryan Pitts, Flathead Valley Community College
Ryan Pitts, a sophomore at Flathead Valley Community College, is a compassionate, dedicated and skilled individual who challenges himself and other health care professionals to always put the needs of our fellow citizens first. For the past 10 years, he has served on the Northwest Montana Incident Management Team, supervising field operations during large-scale incidents. Additionally, he instructs paramedic classes at FVCC and teaches numerous continuing education courses for the county on an annual basis. One of Ryan’s most notable achievements was his leadership role in helping grow Evergreen Fire and Rescue from a volunteer firefighting department to an emergency medical and rescue services department to meet the need of the growing population and to reduce the wait time for emergency response. As the first EMT hired into the department, Ryan’s knowledge base and experience were key in the transition. in his quest to save lives, Ryan unwaveringly ensures all of his patients receive their full benefit of care. Furthermore, Ryan has turned his passion into a calling by teaching this important practice to all of his students and peers.