State Rep. Jason Perillo of Shelton was recognized as the Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Councils of Connecticut at a May 20 ceremony at the State Capitol, held in observation of EMS Week.

The event was hosted by the Office of Emergency Medical Services, with the EMS chairpersons of the five regional EMS councils. National EMS Week is May 19 to 25 and promotes EMS awareness.

Perillo, a former volunteer and chief of Echo Hose Ambulance in Shelton, was recognized by the five statewide EMS councils for his steadfast advocacy for emergency services and first responders in his work in the legislature.

“Throughout my time in the legislature I have always paid close attention to issues that impact our state’s EMS personnel and their ability to provide their great life-saving services,” Perillo said.

“My time working with Echo Hose has certainly informed my ability to work in the legislature on behalf of EMS personnel, and I look forward to continuing to support our EMS councils and their work in the future," he said.

Perillo represents the 113th District, which includes most of Shelton.