Kimberly has a rich history of Special Events Management and a thriving career as an Emergency Medical Technician. Licensed in both Florida and Colorado, she is also a certified in Tactical Combat Casualty Care and SFI Motorsports Incident Response. Kimberly has a strong interest in mass casualty incident and disaster management.
Working for Sunstar Paramedics. Kimberly is a member of the highly respected Critical Care Transport Team and the elite Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Transport Team. Kimberly is also an EMT/Rescue & Extrication Technician with the MotorSports Rescue Association. The Race Rescue Team that Kimberly is on provides on track rescue for the St. Pete Grand Prix, the New Orleans Grand Prix and NHRA/IHRA race tracks.
In the events realm, Kimberly Armitage has gained a plethora of experience on both the local and national levels in a variety of settings, making her a leader in her field. Working for a Top 25 major market radio station group, Kimberly began her career in events. She developed a high level of proficiency in copywriting, advertising, media relations, branding and imaging. This experience parlayed into a position as a National Events Manager for General Motors through a local company. Traveling throughout the United States, Kimberly added events including major concerts and festivals, PGA & Senior PGA Tour Stops, the New York Marathon, NCAA Final Four and Jazz Aspen Snowmass to her repertoire. Throughout her event career, Kimberly expanded her knowledge base to include mass crowd dynamics and control, intensive logistical planning and a working knowledge of the incident command structure.
With concert and festival production being her forte, Kimberly produced events for the City of Safety Harbor for almost a decade. She brought this small town to the forefront of Tampa Bay Area events producing the wildly popular 3rd Friday Music Series, Safety Harbor Wine Festival, Safety Harbor Seafood Festival, 4th of July Fireworks and others.
Along with her vast career experience, Kimberly brings a strong passion for helping Military and fellow First Responders. With both of her Grandfathers and Father serving in the Army, she has always had a deep respect for the armed services. Kimberly grew up around public safety. Her father was Director of Communications for the Hunterdon County, NJ 9-1-1 System. Both her Father and Step-Grandfather were past presidents of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
As a native of New Jersey, Kimberly grew up looking at the Twin Towers every time she and her family went to NYC. She has been active with Voices of 9/11 to preserve the audio and visual history of 9/11. Since that fateful day, Kimberly has felt very strong about helping the heroes who help others. Now as a First Responder herself, she knows the inherent need for the services that the American Heros Foundation provides and is driven to help fulfill those needs.