Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Eric Compton was honored on August 13 at the Motlow State EMS Education Achievement Ceremony in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Compton was one of 10 graduates from the Paramedic Program to be recognized at the ceremony. However, Compton was the sole recipient of the Leadership Award.
Motlow’s Leadership Award is given to an individual that shows excellent leadership and positive influence on fellow students and the program. The award is designed to reward an individual that sacrifices themselves so that others may succeed.
“I am very proud of what Eric was able to accomplish while attending our program,” said EMS Director Drew Hooker. “He is a true leader and has a bright future. Winning this award only confirmed the leadership qualities each of his instructors and fellow students witnessed each day. MFRD is lucky to have an employee like him.”
MFRD Assistant Chief of Medical Services Kim Lawson was present at Compton’s graduation ceremony. “We were already proud of Eric for completing the 12-month Paramedic Program,” said Lawson “and were delighted, yet not surprised that he made such an impression on his instructors and classmates.”