National Conference on EMS

Atlantic City - November 21 - 23, 2024 | Pre-Conference November 20, 2024

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2023 EMS Awards
The EMS Awards Program provides 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.  Nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit nominations. The EMS Awards Program will take place Friday evening, November 3, 2023 during the National Conference on EMS in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Please join us on Friday evening as we honor those individuals and agencies that have shined in the field of EMS!

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2023 EMS Award Recipients

Award Name
Outstanding Action by an EMS Program Saint Joseph's Medical Center
Outstanding Action by an EMS Program Paterson Fire Department
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen  Ralph Johnson
First Responder of the Year Ryan Barrett
EMT of the Year Sabrina Fioretti
Paramedic of the Year Ralph Camp
Prehospital Nurse of the Year James McGrath
Prehospital Administrator of the Year Jenna Ferlazzo
Prehospital Educator of the Year Richard Bendel
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  Louis Caruso
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award  Robert Bauter
Dispatcher of the Year Thomas Balsamo
Outstanding Action by a Youth Daniel Hart
Outstanding Action by a Youth Samuel Hart
Outstanding Action by a Youth Gabriel Hart
Prehospital Program of the Year Neptune Township Emergency Medical Services
Prehospital Physician of the Year Dr. Stephen Harrison
H. Mickey McCabe Memorial Award H. Mickey McCabe
Community Service Award Barbara Vaning/Penn Medicine Princeton Health  
Directors Award Joseph Burlew
Directors Award Dr. Matthew Letizia

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2023 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 2022 Award Recipients!

The 2022 EMS Awards Program was held Friday, November 4, 2022 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Live Broadcasts from the 2022 National Conference on EMS, Awards Program, and Sim Competition can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/user/njemsconference