National Conference on EMS

Atlantic City - November 3 - 5, 2022 | Pre-Conference November 2, 2022

EMS Award Program 

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2022 EMS Award Nominees

The EMS Awards provide an opportunity to recognize those individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty as well as citizens that have taken extraordinary action to help someone in need. While all nominees will be recognized, each category will have one recipient that will be announced during the 2022 EMS Awards Program. 

The EMS Awards Program will take place Friday evening, November 4, 2022, during the National Conference on EMS in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


We hope to see you at the Awards Program! 


First Name Last Name or Agency Category
Tim Brown EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Ben Church EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Albert "ed" Harrison EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Martin Hogan EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Kipp Kretschman EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Mckay EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Musso EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Sean Cleveland EMS Community Service Award
  Crisis Response Canines EMS Community Service Award
  New Jersey State Police Troop C Headquarters EMS Community Service Award
Kelly Perlmutter EMS Community Service Award
Alfred Couceiro EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Sabrina Fioretti EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Dominic Ingraffea EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Laura Ingraffea EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Kevin Keeshen EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Alan Miller EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Laurie Sheldon EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Jennifer Tompkins EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Barbara Vaning EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award 
Allan Berkovitz EMT of the Year
Hamza Choudhry EMT of the Year
Kenneth Cuneo EMT of the Year
Mouaz Dahhan EMT of the Year
Domencio Deluca EMT of the Year
Anthony Gabriel EMT of the Year
Larry Gross EMT of the Year
Michael Magnetti EMT of the Year
Kimeko Millner EMT of the Year
Ralph Noriega EMT of the Year
Jesse Porcelli EMT of the Year
Yaeli Rothschild EMT of the Year
Brian Schwarz EMT of the Year
Robert Selfridge EMT of the Year
Paul Witham EMT of the Year
Jamie Wood EMT of the Year
Michael Losasso First Responder of the Year
Allison Ricci First Responder of the Year
Steven Spurr First Responder of the Year
Joseph Wojtowicz First Responder of the Year
  Asbury Park Fire Department Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Atlantic Ambulance MICU Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Bergen County OEM Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Cape May Fire Dept Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Elizabeth Fire Dept Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Hackensack Meridian Air Med 1 Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Hackensack Meridian MICU Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  McCabe Ambulance Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  NJ EMS Task Force Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  NJSEA Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Northstar Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Ringwood Ambulance Corps Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  RWJ Barnabas Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  RWJ Barnabas Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  University Hospital EMS Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
  Wallington Emergency Squad Outstanding Action by an EMS Program
Sue Calabrese Paramedic of the Year 
Nelson Carver Paramedic of the Year 
Benjamin Dafilou Paramedic of the Year 
Aron Gass Paramedic of the Year 
Jade Russell Paramedic of the Year 
Kevin Trainor Paramedic of the Year 
John "cubby" Hafner Jr Dispatcher of the Year
David Hernandez Dispatcher of the Year
Barbara Pellechio Dispatcher of the Year
Kristen Ryan Dispatcher of the Year
Greg Bunting Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Bradley Erickson Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Bradley Erickson Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Gregory  Hales Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Martin Hogan Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Richard Krysick Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Rich Krysick Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Thomas Lavagna Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Christopher Scaturo Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Mordechai (motty) Twerski Prehospital Administrator of the Year
Christopher Ballinger Prehospital Educator of the Year
Louis Imperatrice Prehospital Educator of the Year
Melissa Snyder-Padulsky Prehospital Educator of the Year
Ben Church Prehospital Nurse of the Year
Brian Downing Prehospital Nurse of the Year
Michael Birkenbush Prehospital Physician of the Year
Timothy Satty Prehospital Physician of the Year
Cheng "bill" Wang Prehospital Physician of the Year
  Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps  Prehospital Program of the Year
  Borough of Belmar EMS Prehospital Program of the Year
  Borough of Belmar EMS  Prehospital Program of the Year
  Brick Twp. Police Dept. Division of EMS Prehospital Program of the Year
  Gloucester County EMS EMT Training Academy Prehospital Program of the Year
  Mountainside Rescue Squad Prehospital Program of the Year
  Neptune Township EMS (NTEMS) Prehospital Program of the Year
  North Bergen EMS  Prehospital Program of the Year
  River Road Rescue Squad, Inc Prehospital Program of the Year
  Saint Clare’s EMS Prehospital Program of the Year
  University Hospital EMS  Prehospital Program of the Year

 
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2022 EMS AWARDS CATEGORIES

Paramedic of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care, or aeromedical paramedic who has provided an exceptional leadership role over the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Physician of the Year:

Honors a physician who has served as an EMS education and/or operational physician medical director for either an EMT, Paramedic and/or Critical Care Transport service. The contribution of the medical director has made a positive impact on patients and clinician safety. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

EMT of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed EMT who has provided an exceptional leadership role during the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Outstanding Action by an EMS Program:

Honors a program or teams who responded to an outstanding call/incident/rescue by EMS clinicians. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

First Responder of the Year: 

Honors a first responder affiliated with an organization (e.g., police, fire, industrial) who provided exceptional leadership that positively impacted on-scene patient care, outstanding rescue, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. The nominee must only be trained to a maximum of a First Responder level. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen:

Honors a private citizen for unique advocacy of EMS or a lifesaving act that required quick thinking, fast action, and heroism. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Nurse of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care, or aeromedical registered nurse who has provided an exceptional leadership role over the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth:

Honors a child (15 years or younger) for unique advocacy of EMS or a lifesaving act that required quick thinking, fast action, and heroism. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Administrator of the Year:

Honors an EMS leader (e.g., director or coordinator) or Mobile Healthcare administrator from a local, county, regional, or state level who has made a positive contribution to patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award:

Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (minimum service of 20 years or more) in EMS. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a volunteer EMS clinician. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Patient Safety Dispatcher of the Year:  

Honors a telecommunicator for outstanding effort in processing an emergency 9-1-1 call. The submission should summarize how the telecommunicator positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, and/or public education. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved. Preferably, a digital recording or transcript of the call should be included.


EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award:

Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (minimum service of 20 years or more) in EMS. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a career EMS clinician. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Educator of the Year:

Honors a prehospital educator, instructor, course coordinator, or clinical educator who has advanced the education delivery to clinicians through innovation and creativity. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional innovation and creativity while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Program of the Year:

Honors a prehospital program that has exemplary achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. The program maintains a positive image in the community and has taken meaningful and visible steps to assure the quality of patient and clinician safety. Steps by the program have resulted in improved patient care delivery, quality improvement programs, continuing education, and/or system integration. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

EMS Community Service Award*:

This award is voted and selected by the public to recognize a program or organization that has made a non-patient care-focused commitment to exceptional community outreach in EMS. The actions of this program or organization positively impacted the community and has a lasting impact. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved

 *THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS FOR THIS AWARD WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE PUBLIC and the winner is announced during the Awards Program.


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Congratulations to the 2021 EMS Award Recipients 


The 2021 SIM Competition, Awards Program, and Key Note Speaker were broadcasted live during the Conference. To watch these recorded events, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/user/njemsconference