August 12, 2019 – Allenton, WI – The Allenton Annual Picnic Committee announced this year’s parade will be dedicated to Bruce Ellis with the Allenton Volunteer Fire Department.
Ellis was nominated for the Washington County American Legion Council for his outstanding contributions as an EMT to the department and those they serve. Ellis won the county nomination and was then nominated for the Second District of the Wisconsin Department of the American Legion, which he won as well and was then nominated for State recognition.
On July 21 Ellis received the 2019 EMT of the Year award from the Wisconsin Department of American Legion. Ellis joined Allenton Volunteer Fire Department in January, 2014, this was a result of Allenton FD responding to a call to help his grandson.
This the second time Ellis has been involved serving others as a firefighter and EMT; he served previously with Bark Lake Rescue.
Ellis has willingly taken courses to improve his skills to be an outstanding provider of emergency medical treatments.
According to the nomination letter, “Each time Bruce’s help and expertise has been requested, he has stepped up and offered to help, always with the statement ‘l will help with whatever you want me to do.’”
Ellis has served with many committees within the department from setting guidelines, sharing his skills, working with youngsters and purchasing equipment.
The Allenton Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 18. Watch for a live broadcast at Washington County Insider.