Firefighter/Paramedic Luke Miller has been named Burnsville’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year. The department implemented the peer nomination program in 2017 to highlight those in the Burnsville fire service who go above and beyond.
Miller has been a member of the Burnsville Fire Department for nearly five years, and is known by his fellow firefighter/paramedics as humble, compassionate with patients, selfless and infectiously positive.
“Being around Luke inspires each of us to better ourselves and always be thankful,” said one of his peers who nominated him for the award. “He always puts those he serves, and those around him first – and he does it with a smile on his face.”
Miller is looked at as a role model by members of the Burnsville Fire Department, and has been a leader on several department-wide projects. Recent highlights include his work on the department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee, streamlining road work/construction updates and the development and implementation of ImageTrend Elite (patient-care recording system software) for the department.
While working with software may not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking about a firefighter/paramedic, Miller has been instrumental in the department’s implementation of ImageTrend Elite – building templates, fixing errors and helping make the software work better to provide the best patient care possible.
“Luke defines what public service is all about,” said his colleague. “In a time when a patient is at a low, Luke is there to restore their dignity and provide the best care possible.’”
For these reasons, the Burnsville Fire Department is proud to announce Burnsville Firefighter Luke Miller as Burnsville’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year.