Birthday Parade in Chesterfield Township
Photo of the birthday parade from the Medstar LifeFlight helicopter

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is honored to have participated in a birthday parade for a local teen who is a special member of the Chesterfield Township Police Department. 

Dylan Rheker (aka Badge 55) turned 16 years old yesterday. The longtime friend and supporter of the police department has health challenges and is under strict quarantine. 

To help Dylan celebrate his 16th birthday, 100 police, fire, EMS, and other first responders paraded in front of his home. Medstar’s LifeFlight also provided a helicopter flyover. 

“Dylan is an incredible kid who deserves a top-notch celebration,” says Medstar CEO Kolby Miller. “We hope the parade helped lift his spirits during this challenging time.” 

Videos and photos from the parade are on the Medstar Facebook page at

About Medstar
Medstar is Southern Michigan’s largest and most integrated 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, serving more than 190,000 patients annually throughout lower Michigan. Created in 1993 by two local hospitals committed to quality EMS, the nonprofit agency serves communities in nine counties. The stakeholder health systems include Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit


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