Oldest active EMT honored

Published 05/25 2013 10:32PM

Updated 05/28 2013 12:22PM

BROWN COUNTY -- The oldest active EMT in Illinois was awarded for her long-standing dedication. 85-year old Josephine Burkey was presented with a service award Thursday.

She was on the first ambulance run in Brown County in 1974, and remains with the Brown County Ambulance Service to this day. Burkey works on the basic life-support ambulance taking care of patients and is still on-call 80+ hours a week.

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