A local first responder is recognized nationwide for her dedication to Central New York. 

Kate Miller has worked for American Medical Response as an EMT for the past two years.



She recently received the 2019 Stars of Life award by the American Ambulance Association.

It's the highest honor an EMS worker can receive. 

Miller is excited to be selected, but also in disbelief, because she sees it as just doing her job. 

"Helping someone when they are at their worst, when they are having their worst day and even if you can't help that too much, you know you can do a lot for the families often," said Miller. "That's really the most rewarding." 

Miller is one of 100 recipients nationwide to receive this award.