U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Keith Bicsak of Cascade County for his longstanding commitment to providing medical response and transport for countless sick and injured Montanans through his role as a critical care flight paramedic.
Through his “Montanan of the Month” initiative, each month Daines highlights a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the recipient’s honor into the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Month” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.
The following is the tribute Daines submitted to the Congressional Record to honor Keith Bicsak:
TRIBUTE TO KEITH BICSAK OF CASCADE COUNTY
Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, today I have the distinct honor of recognizing Keith Bicsak of Cascade County for his longstanding commitment to providing medical response and transport for countless sick and injured Montanans through his role as a critical care flight paramedic.
For 52 years, Keith has diligently provided Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to folks throughout the Treasure State. His time-honored career is a testament to his passion and expertise in providing emergent lifesaving care. Keith’s calling to selfless service began with his family’s own ambulance service, Bicsak Emergency Air Transport (BEAT), which later became Mercy Flight – its esteemed crew proudly serving Montanans today.
EMS providers like Keith and the lifesaving care they deliver remain a vital component to the overall health and wellness of the State of Montana and the United States of America. These men and women choose to put their lives on the line as they stand ready to respond to any disaster or crisis they may encounter. Professionalism, expertise and grace under fire enable these heroes to deliver swift and efficient lifesaving care to families in need.
Keith’s passion for helping Montanans is evident through his distinguished career, as he now steps into a new season of life and enjoys a well-deserved retirement. As Keith reflects back on his time as an EMS provider, he is quick to point out the great experience it has been and the “work families” he has made along the way. He continues to encourage younger generations to pursue careers in emergency services to help build up Montana’s EMS workforce in order to ensure needs are being met in every corner of the state.
It is my distinct honor to recognize Keith Bicsak for his revered 52 years of frontline service in helping Montanans reach health and safety. I am confident that Keith’s work as an EMS provider will long be remembered and appreciated by families throughout the Treasure State. Thank you for your selfless service, Keith. You make Montana proud!