The board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) recently recognized John Thomas Badgley, the director of operations with Emergency Ambulance Service Inc.

Badgley was honored for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification, a distinction held by few EMS professionals, according to a news release.

“To maintain his status as a nationally registered paramedic, Badgley completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMS professionals in America,” according to the release.

Badgley has been a nationally registered paramedic since 1997 and has been serving the city of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County communities since 1996 as an EMT-B and paramedic. Working in upper management since 1997, he is the current director of operations over five counties where EASI provides pre-hospital care, according to the release.

“The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the National EMS Certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status,” according to the release.