Darien High School Seniors

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Christian Ostberg

Senior Christian Ostberg, Vice President of Training, is one of the six seniors that lead the organization. The role of training includes organizing the first aid and EMT classes, regulating all training of fellow members, and organizing the presentations from other doctors and nurses. Christian is an honored Crew Chief, a position in which he helps mentor new EMTs, and is also a Driver of the ambulances. He is a BLS-Instructor who has trained upwards of 500 people in CPR and defibrillation techniques. Christian is also 3-year captain of the Darien High School Varsity Golf team and holds a +1.3 handicap index. Christian hopes to use his experiences with Post 53 to propel him into a career in medicine.


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Senior Ellie Cush, Publicity Officer, is entering her third year of being a member of Post 53. As Publicity officer, she is the marketing of the organization. Ellie publicizes what Post is doing so that the town can stay up to date with Darien's EMS! She is an EMT on the ambulance and is training to be a driver. Outside of Post, she is the Co-President of the Depot Student Governing Board and mentors rising freshman in the DHS Link club creating a safer school community. Ellie also volunteers at the Silver Hill Psychiatric Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut and is a leader of the DHS Unite for Africa Club. She is looking forward to applying to nursing schools in the fall to advance her medical studies.


Darien High School Juniors


Ellen Ferguson

Junior Ellen Ferguson, Community Relations Officer, organizes providing EMTs to stand by for sporting events including High School football and ice hockey games, Challenger Games, Darien Junior Football Games, and community events such as the Darien Road Race, ITP Triathlon, and Ox Ridge Horse Show. She is also one of the new EMTs on the ambulance who completed EMT training this past spring. She is a BLS-Instructor who teaches CPR to the community and fellow Posties in training. Outside of Post, Ellen is on the Depot Student Governing Board and serves as the social media chair for the Youth Center.



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Junior Ryan Gifford, Quality Assurance Officer, reads over all reports written of Darien EMS calls to find any errors before they are passed onto the state. Ryan serves as a new EMT on the ambulance having just completed EMT class the spring of 2015. He is a BLS-Instructor who teaches CPR to the community and fellow Posties in training. Outside of Post, Ryan is a mentor for incoming students at Darien High School with the Link Club.



Darien High School Sophomores

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Sophomore Gillian Riordan will begin her EMT training this fall. As a younger member of Post 53, Gillian serves as Assistant to CPR Coordinator, helping the upperclassmen with anything they need as she learns the ropes of the job. Gillian is currently a rider on the ambulance, watching older crew members provide patient care while assisting them with any thing they need on calls. Outside of Post, Gillian shoots rifles competitively and practices 3 times a week! She is a national champion in her category and loves to shoot with her team. Gillian is looking forward to EMT class and becoming more involved in what the organization has to offer.