760 Tylers Place
Independence, OR 97351
December 29, 2014
Dear Chief Larry Langston:
I am writing to recommend Taylor Mehringer for position of Firefighter/EMT at the City of
Forest Grove. I have worked directly with Taylor while he has been an EMT here at Jefferson
Fire District and his tremendous abilities never cease to amaze me. I have had the pleasure of
being partners with Taylor on an ALS ambulance at Jefferson. During this time, we have worked
together closely, so I fully understand his capabilities.
Taylor has proven himself as an EMT. In the two years I have worked with him, he has
demonstrated his ability to work effectively under pressure. Even during the most chaotic and
stressful situations, he has maintained a professional appearance and calmdemeanor which
allows for effective treatment of patients. Taylor has taken on several projects which he always
completes with a high level of dedication and drive. I know, as a paramedic, if I need something
completed, I can count on Taylor to perform the task with minimal supervision or guidance.
Taylor is also able to work effectively with other co-workers, making him a great addition to the
team. Taylor has gained the respect and trust of his co-workers, allowing for effective, easy
communication with his peers. When the situation warrants BLS transport, Taylor has proven
himself to be able to handle the leadership role. His demeanor is kind, friendly and trusting and
he quickly develops trust with patients and co-workers. I have enjoyed watching Taylor grow
and excel at Jefferson Fire District.
With his abilities, adaptability, and dedication, Taylor will make a great firefighter/EMT at the
City of Forest Grove. I have no doubts that you will be exceptionally pleased if you hire him. If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.