National award recognizes skill, training and best safety practices
North Las Vegas - Michael Jerums, City of North Las Vegas Automotive Equipment Mechanic, was awarded the 2021 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year Award, honoring him as the top public safety fleet technician in the country. Jerums, a City employee since 2006, was recognized by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) at the annual Apparatus Symposium on Jan. 10, 2022, in Scottsdale, AZ.
“Michael Jerums exemplifies the caliber of employees within the City of North Las Vegas — he is committed to excellence, he is the best of the best in terms of skills and training, and he is teaching our next generation of professionals how to maintain top notch safety and service for constituents and employees,” North Las Vegas City Manager Ryann Juden said.
The national award recognizes Jerums for his outstanding efforts and high level of skill in keeping North Las Vegas emergency vehicles operating safely and efficiently. North Las Vegas Fire Logistics Officer Scott Schuster nominated Jerums for the award and pointed to Jerum’s innovative approach and dedication to staying current with National Fire Protection Association standards and industry best practices.
Jerums has served the City of North Las Vegas for 16 years and is certified as an EVT Master Technician, EVT Master Ambulance and Master EVT Ambulance.
Using a private-sector, common sense approach to responsible government, North Las Vegas has set the standard for “fast and faster” results, good governance, and premier constituent services in Southern Nevada.