Medix Ambulance Service Inc. has announced that Paramedic Michael Sahlberg is the recipient of this year’s American Ambulance Association’s Star of Life award, given in Washington, D.C., in April.

Sahlberg has been employed at Medix Ambulance for eight years as a paramedic, field training officer, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor. He was nominated for this award because of his intense involvement in the community ever since moving to this area.

An instructor at Columbia Memorial Hospital, he represents Safe Kids North Coast, as well as being an instructor for court mandated seat belt diversion and minor in possession classes.