National Conference on EMS

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

2009 EMS Awards Dinner

On Friday, November 13th, 2009, the 11th Annual EMS Awards Dinner was held in Atlantic City.  This year’s EMS Awards Dinner was attended by over 700 individuals as well as 
webcasted live.   The Office of EMS would like to acknowledge all of the Nominees who have shined in the field of Emergency Medical Services.  Below is a list of this year's Award Recipients.

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Director’s Award
Debra Bell
Henry Cortacans
Kelly Hauler
Steven Pawlak
Harrison Fire Department
Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance
Jersey City Medical Center EMS
Kearny EMS
McCabe Ambulance
North Bergen EMS
Union City EMS
Weehawken Volunteer First AidSquad

West New York EMS

Outstanding Career Lifetime Achievement
Susan Holohan
Outstanding Volunteer Lifetime Achievement

Dorothy Fean

Outstanding ALS Provider
James Hutchinson
Outstanding Career EMT-B
Mario Piumelli

Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen

Angelica Mercado

Eddie Valente

Sergio Valente


Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth
Jamie Doyle
Tim Hunter
David Schiavo
Gabielle Schiavo 

Alexandra Smith

Outstanding EMS Administrator

Michael Bascom

Outstanding EMS Call

Joseph Burlew, Jr.

(McCabe Ambulance Service)

Michael Daly

(City of Bayonne Fire Department)

Joseph Heaney

(Bayonne Police Department)

Thomas Kelly

(McCabe Ambulance Service)

Outstanding EMS Dispatcher
Peter Danzo
Outstanding EMS Educator
Virginia Burke

Phyllis Woestemeyer

Outstanding EMS Physician
Dr. Rick Hong 
Outstanding First Responder
Officer Toni Lynne Carbone
(Tuckerton Police Department) 

Outstanding Private EMS Agency
Millville Rescue Squad 

Outstanding Public EMS Agency
Hillsborough EMS

 Outstanding Volunteer EMS Agency
Edison First Aid Squad #2 

Outstanding Volunteer EMT-B
Gerard Pandolfo