National Conference on EMS

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

The 2021 EMS Awards

Friday, November 12, 2021



2021 EMS Award Recipients

Award Name
Outstanding EMS Action by a Program or Team Pattenburg Rescue Squad 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Program or Team Hunterdon Medical Center Mobile Intensive Care Unit
Outstanding EMS Action by a Program or Team NorthStar Aeromedical Program
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen  Kenneth Smith
First Responder of the Year Daniel O'Beirne
EMT of the Year Michael Barrett
Paramedic of the Year Larry Sooy
Nurse of the Year Tracy Isglesias
Administrator of the Year Mark Chapman
Educator of the Year Scott Abbate
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  Michael Tarantino
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award  Lorraine Barrett
Communicator of the Year Russell Hedge
EMS Community Service Award New Jersey EMS Task Force
Outstanding Action by a Youth Isla Glaser
Outstanding Action by a Youth Marley Madureira
Director's Award Melissa O'Mara
Director's Award Joseph Remy
Director's Award Lt. Marc Pellegrino,
Director's Award Sgt. Kevin McGowan
Director's Award Officer Michael DiGenni
Director's Award Officer John McKay
Director's Award Sgt. Joseph Walsh
Director's Award Laura Connolly,
Director's Award Lt. Ronald Roberts
Director's Award SFC David De Jesus
Director's Award Lisa Werner
Director's Award Jordan Siegel

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2021 EMS Award Nominees

First Name Last Name/ Agency Category
Robert Baran Administrator of the Year
Mark Chapman Administrator of the Year
Frank Parete Administrator of the Year
Art Samaras Administrator of the Year
Chris Sileo Administrator of the Year
Russell Hedge Communicator of the Year
Scott Abbate Educator of the Year
Jessica Ludwig Educator of the Year
Dennis Lunde Educator of the Year
Lorraine Barrett EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Dye EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Kipp Kretschman EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark Veenema EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award
Kenneth Houtsma 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  
Howard Meyer EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  
Michael Tarantino EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  
Phil Thompson EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  
Jennifer Tompkins EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  
Michael Barrett EMT of the Year
Angel Calixto-Gomez EMT of the Year
James Campbell EMT of the Year
Anthony (TJ) Carroll EMT of the Year
Lisa Costello EMT of the Year
Jessica Curran EMT of the Year
Raymond Dean EMT of the Year
Julia Delmastro EMT of the Year
Domenico Deluca EMT of the Year
Domenico Deluca EMT of the Year
Mike Essig, Jr EMT of the Year
Daniel Fowler EMT of the Year
Brandon Goodwin EMT of the Year
Michelle Grafje EMT of the Year
Larry Gross EMT of the Year
Roberta Hoag EMT of the Year
Eric Koob EMT of the Year
Thomas Lyons EMT of the Year
Frank Mcelroy EMT of the Year
Max Merlino EMT of the Year
Pete Pietras EMT of the Year
Trudy Sanjose EMT of the Year
Victoria Schaible EMT of the Year
Stacy Speidel EMT of the Year
Brittany Sulpy EMT of the Year
Elizabeth Wood EMT of the Year
Joseph Adams First Responder of the Year  
Daniel O'Beirne First Responder of the Year  
John Taylor First Responder of the Year  
Tracy Isglesias Nurse of the Year
Ashley Janick Nurse of the Year
Dawn Lee Nurse of the Year
Denise Schwartz Nurse of the Year
Walter Rogers Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen
Kenneth Smith Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen
Kate Bergen Paramedic of the Year
Dana Carter Paramedic of the Year
Peter Denicola Paramedic of the Year
Michael Iuliucci Paramedic of the Year
Valerie Jerue Paramedic of the Year
Jonathan Lang Paramedic of the Year
Christian Meyer Paramedic of the Year
David Schlachter Paramedic of the Year
Wardell Seals, Jr Paramedic of the Year
Larry Sooy Paramedic of the Year
Stop the Bleed  EMS Community Service Award
Inspira Health  EMS Community Service Award
New Jersey Ems Task Force EMS Community Service Award
Operation Helping Hands EMS Community Service Award
Brick Twp EMS  EMS Community Service Award
Waves of Health  EMS Community Service Award
Montgomery EMS EMS Community Service Award
Lakewood Fire Department Engine & Medic 2 Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Atlanticare Emergency Medical Services Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Wanamassa First Aid Squad Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
RWJ Mobile Health Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Tricare EMS - Pleasantville Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Pleasantville FD Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Robert Wood Johnson Mobile Health Services  Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Operation Helping Hands Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Brick Police EMS  Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Pennsville Township Ambulance Department  Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
HMH JFK EMS Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Trinitas  Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Carteret Fire Dept   Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Port Reading Fire Dept. and FAS Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Cape May Beach Patrol  Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Exceptional Medical Transportation Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Paramus EMS Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Pattenburg Rescue Squad Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
Hunterdon Medical Center Mobile Intensive Care Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team
NorthStar Aeromedical Program (University Hospital) Outstanding EMS Action by a Program/Team