This quarter’s Volunteer Spotlight is on Steve Ridgway, an EMT and Board of Trustee member. Thank you, Steve for all of your hard work, dedication and commitment to Cetronia Ambulance Corps!
When it comes to Public Safety, there are many people who are committed to improving the quality of life within their communities. In the world of volunteers, Steve Ridgway stands in a league of his own and Cetronia is very lucky to have him. Through his devotion to each organization that he has worked with, Steve truly exemplifies what it means to be a volunteer. Some will say that being a dedicated volunteer is in his blood, being that he grew up in Tennessee, which has been dubbed “The Volunteer State”. And for those who are fortunate enough to know Steve, you have seen him proudly sport “Vols Orange”.
Steve has been with Cetronia Ambulance Corps since 1983, holding numerous positions within the organization and performing them all with the dedication and pride of a full-time paid employee. As a true testament to his dedication to Public Safety, Steve spent the majority of his professional career with the City of Allentown’s 9-1-1 Communications Center. Steve started as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and has since moved up through the ranks to his current position of Scheduling Supervisor.
Steve has made numerous sacrifices and has devoted his life to representing causes and organizations that serve the public. In addition to Cetronia, Steve serves on his local Critical Incident Stress Management team and is the President of two local organizations - his homeowners association and the association that represents all the Managers of the City of Allentown. In 2010, Steve was honored by the American Ambulance Association for his efforts and received the prestigious Star of Life award.
Besides love for football, he is a huge fan of both the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Tennessee Titans; Steve is also a huge fan of animals. Steve resides with Otto, his African Grey Parrot, and Fred, an English bulldog that he recently rescued. Even at home, Steve cannot get away from the volunteer spirit; it's just what he is truly all about.