Chief Andrew Viskovich | Legislator Samuel Gonzalez’s Honoree
Andrew Viskovich is 12-year active member with the Brentwood Legion Ambulance. He began as an Explorer with the Explorer Post 325, a co-ed division of the Boy Scouts of America. Shortly after Andrew transitioned into an active member of the corps where he became an Emt-Basic, then Emt-CC, and now a Paramedic. Andrew continued his work at the Brentwood Ambulance by holding administrative positions and over the years has served in the following capacities: Board of Director, 4th Assistance Chief, 2nd Assistance Chief, Chief of Department/President of the Executive Board, and now 1st Assistant Chief and Chief of Operations.
Why does Andrew deserve the award?
Although one recognition is not enough to thank the hard work put in by the volunteers and paid staff over the course of the pandemic, we find it appropriate that we nominate Chief Viskovich as Brentwood’s Healthcare Hero. This pandemic is unlike anything many of us have had to go through. The Brentwood district was the “hot bed” for covid. With this in mind, Andrew spent countless hours keeping himself and the members up-to-date with the latest information available about COVID-19. He created policies and procedures that made us and the patients we took care of safe and limited the spread of the virus. He organized countless meetings with the administrative team at Brentwood Ambulance and made sure we spear headed the pandemic by making sure our providers were safe by making sure we had enough Personal Protective Equipment. The skillful navigation and innovation Andrew displayed during the pandemic is why he deserves this award.