Keito Ortiz

Keito Ortiz is an experienced paramedic, educator and community volunteer in New York that demonstrates a passion for education and the well-being of children. He has given free education demonstrations to new parents on infant/child CPR, as well as CPR lessons thanks to MyCPR NOW to children as young as Kindergarten to reduce fear and prepare them in case of an emergency. He volunteers his time to work with Girl Scout troops discussing emergencies, teaching CPR and safety, all in a down-to-earth, kid-friendly and fun manner that has made a lasting and positive impact.

Keito is a seasoned paramedic who provides an outstanding level of patient care. He has received commendations for saving lives and acting quickly. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) and a recipient of its 2016 James O. Page scholarship. Whether it’s giving encouragement to a scared family member, lightening the spirit of an injured child, or gently emphasizing the importance of medicine for an asthmatic child, he always tries to leave a situation better than he found it.

Keito was nominated for the Childress Scholarship to EMS World and received our scholarship to the PTS Annual Meeting.