Each year, Acadian recognizes its exceptional medics for their tireless work ethic and dedication. All finalists are known as outstanding paramedics and EMTs who display exemplary attitudes and provide excellent patient care.

Meet our 2024 Paramedic of the Year!


Alli Hardy, Paramedic

Air Med

Alli joined the Acadian Ambulance team in 2009 as an EMT, working throughout the Hub City region. She enrolled in National EMS Academy and earned her paramedic certification in 2011. She then became CCT certified in December 2013. Alli has displayed nothing but the Acadian standard since she began working with us. 

Alli is currently enrolled in a Registered Nurse program, and her career goal is to continue working within the Air Med department as a flight RN. 

She is quiet and humble, never seeking the spotlight. She is recognized as an excellent clinician and the person you want to be around. 

In 2023, Alli was diagnosed with a malignancy that required surgery and radiation therapy. During her treatments, she never missed a day of work, always organizing her treatments early in the morning, and working with her colleagues to make sure shifts were covered. We are happy to say that Alli is once again healthy and fit for duty. 

Alli and her wife, Loni, live in Vermilion Parish, with their two children, Demi and Mya. On her days off, Alli can often be found in the gym or spending time with her family.

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