National Conference on EMS

Atlantic City - November 11 - 13, 2021 | Pre-Conference November 10, 2021

EMS Award Program 

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The 2019 Award Recipients



Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team Esperanza Penaranda, McCabe Ambulance
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen  Alex Petruccio
First Responder of the Year Von E Mauger Middle School E.R.T.
EMT of the Year Rich Repas
Paramedic of the Year Tim Thoman
Nurse of the Year Jeanette Pascale
Mobile Healthcare Physician of the Year Brett Greenfield
Mobile Healthcare Administrator of the Year Richard Sposa
Mobile Healthcare Educator of the Year Jason Hamilton
Mobile Healthcare Program of the Year Trinitas Regional Medical Center EMS
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  Barbara Silvia
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award  Steve Hodsdon
Mobile Healthcare Communicator of the Year Cherise Bolton
Director's Award Hal Freeden, Jr.
Director's Award Dr. Ken Lavelle

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Congratulations to the 2019 EMS Award Recipients 


The 2019 SIM Competition and Awards Program were broadcasted live during the Conference. To watch these recorded events, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/user/njemsconference


2020 EMS AWARDS CATEGORIES


Paramedic of the Year: Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care or mobile aeromedical care 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 certified 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).


Nurse of the Year:  Honors a currently recognized mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care or mobile aeromedical care registered 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.


Mobile Healthcare Administrator of the Year:  Honors a mobile healthcare administrator on a local, county, regional, or state level who has served mobile healthcare in some capacity and who has made a positive contribution to Mobile Healthcare by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training.


Mobile Healthcare Communicator of the Year:  Honors a controller for outstanding effort in processing an emergency medical call. (If available, please include a tape or transcript of the call).


Mobile Healthcare Educator of the Year:  Honors a mobile healthcare instructor, course coordinator or clinical educator who has advanced mobile healthcare education through outstanding organization or innovation in the delivery of educational programs to mobile healthcare clinicians.


Mobile Healthcare Program of the Year:  Honors a mobile healthcare program that has assumed a leadership role in mobile healthcare by 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 quality of patient care, professionalism of its clinicians and identifying and taking steps to improve the service in areas such as response times, quality improvement programs and continuing education.


Mobile Healthcare Physician of the Year:  Honors a physician who has served as a program physician medical director or on-line medical director physician, for either an EMT or a mobile intensive care program, and who has made a positive contribution to EMS.


Outstanding EMS Action by a Program: Honors a program or team on the same incident for an outstanding call/incident/rescue by EMS clinicians.


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 a volunteer EMS clinician.


Mobile Healthcare 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 clinician.


NEW THIS YEAR:  EMS Community Service Award: Recognizes a program or mobile healthcare group who has made an outstanding commitment to (non-patient) community outreach in EMS.  Please identify the initiative and specifically how it has affected the community as a whole.   


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