Lisa La Russo

Lisa La Russo is a paramedic for the American Medical Response of Riverside County, California. After several years of seeing tragic childhood drownings, she created the Splash Medics program solely run by volunteer first responders in Riverside County to teach children and parents that water safety can and will save lives.

She wrote a book called “Toby the Dolphin and Water Safety” and has read it to over 2,000 school children. All members of Splash Medics volunteer their time to participate in readings at schools, children’s programs and going to health fairs.

Thanks to her outstanding service, Lisa received the Childress Institute’s scholarship to attend the 2017 EMS World Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about her work.