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| Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, 12:00 p.m.

Walt A. Stoy

Residence: Hampton

Age: 46

Family: Wife, Becky, 44 ; sons, Joe, 17, and Jake, 9

Occupation: Associate professor and director of the emergency medicine program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Stoy also serves as the director of the Office of Education and International Emergency Medicine at the Center for Emergency Medicine.

Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees, both in education and administration, from the University of Pittsburgh. Doctoral degree in education, instruction and learning, also from Pitt. Stoy received as associate degree in EMS from the Community College of Allegheny County.

Background: Stoy has served as a city of Pittsburgh paramedic and flight paramedic for the Center for Emergency Medicine Stat MedEvac program. He also was a principal organizer for emergency medical service nationwide in the 1990s, serving as a project director for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Noteworthy: Stoy was presented with the highest honor awarded by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award.

Quote: "It is an honor to be recognized for the work that I did in organizing and revising the EMS in the country. I know that a lot of people pushed for me to receive this award and that really means a lot to me."

— By George Aspiotes

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