Revised National Conference on EMS Awards Open for Nominations

The National Conference on EMS Awards have been revised for 2019. These EMS Awards are a way to highlight those individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Award titles and criteria have been edited to better reflect the evolution of the EMS Community. New categories and criteria are:

  • Paramedic of the Year: Honors a currently recognized Paramedic or Flight Paramedic who has assumed a leadership role in EMS or the inter-facility environment by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training.
  • EMT of the Year: Honors a currently credentialed EMT who has assumed a leadership role in EMS by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. (Nominee must only be trained to a maximum of an EMT level).
  • First Responder of the Year: Honors a first responder affiliated with an organization (e.g., police, fire, industrial) who has assumed a leadership role by achievement in areas of on-scene patient care, outstanding rescue, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Nominee must only be trained to a maximum of a First Responder level.
  • ALS-SCTU Nurse of the Year: Honors a currently recognized MICN, SCTU-RN, or Flight Nurse who has assumed a leadership role in EMS or the inter-facility environment by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training.
  • EMS Administrator of the Year: Honors an EMS administrator on a local, county, regional, or state level who has served EMS in some capacity and who has made a positive contribution to EMS by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training
  • EMS Dispatcher of the Year: Honors a communicator/dispatcher for outstanding effort in processing an emergency medical call. If available, please include a tape or transcript of the call.
  • EMS Educator of the Year: Honors an EMS instructor, course coordinator or clinical educator who has advanced EMS education through outstanding organization or innovation in the delivery of educational programs to EMS personnel.
  • EMS Agency of the Year: Honors an EMS agency that has assumed a leadership role in EMS by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education and/or training. The service maintains a positive image in the community and has taken meaningful and visible steps to assure quality of patient care, professionalism of its personnel and identifying and taking steps to improve the service in areas such as response times, quality improvement programs and continuing education.
  • EMS Physician of the Year: Honors a physician who has served as a medical director, on or off‑line, for either an ALS or a BLS service, and who has made a positive contribution to EMS.
  • Outstanding EMS Action by an Agency/Team: Honors an agency or team on the same incident for an outstanding call/incident/rescue by EMS personnel that was "above and beyond" the call of duty.
  • Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen: Honors a private citizen for a lifesaving act in which quick thinking, fast action and heroism were demonstrated, or, for unique advocacy of EMS.
  • Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth: Honors a child (15 years or younger) for a lifesaving act in which quick thinking, fast action and heroism were demonstrated, or, for unique advocacy of EMS.
  • EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award: Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (service of 20 or more years) in the EMS field. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as an EMS volunteer.
  • EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award: Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (service of 20 or more years) in the EMS field. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a career EMS employee.

All nominees will be recognized with one award recipient in each category to be announced during the 2019 EMS Awards Program on November 15, 2019 during the National Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. All Nominations must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on August 13, 2019 and require a minimum of a 300 word description of the nomination rationale.

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