EMS Award Categories

Excellence in Emergency Medical Services
Outstanding EMS Prehospital Provider
Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Outstanding EMS Prehospital Educator
Outstanding EMS Agency
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety
Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Outstanding EMS Administrator
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Telecommunication
Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response
Outstanding Contribution by a High School Senior (Scholarship)

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

CRITERIA: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the statewide Virginia emergency medical services system, and has demonstrated a commitment to a comprehensive, integrated system of emergency medical services throughout the Commonwealth.

ELIGIBILITY: Any individual engaged in emergency medical services.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PREHOSPITAL PROVIDER

CRITERIA: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to his or her community through involvement with EMS. An individual that serves a mentor in growth and development of the EMS field.

ELIGIBILITY: Any individual who routinely provides prehospital care, primarily in Virginia, is affiliated with at least one Virginia licensed EMS agency and who is certified as a prehospital EMS provider by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR PHYSICIAN WITH OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS

CRITERIA: An EMS physician who exemplifies outstanding leadership and dedication in the exercise of prehospital care.

ELIGIBILITY: Any licensed physician who is actively involved with prehospital care, training or mentorship of prehospital providers in the Commonwealth. This can include emergency room physicians, operational medical directors, or other physicians who dedicate their time and knowledge to furthering education and patient care in EMS.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING EMS PREHOSPITAL EDUCATOR

CRITERIA: A provider who exemplifies outstanding teaching and leadership qualities while participating as an educator in an EMS program. Must have coordinated or consistently demonstrated excellence and a dedication to the education of prehospital EMS providers. The nominee must have participated as an instructor, coordinator or adjunct faculty in an EMS program for at least two years. Educational programs include: First Responder, EMT-B, Shock Trauma, EMT Enhanced, Cardiac Technician, EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic, continuing education courses, Preceptor programs or equivalent EMS training.

ELIGIBILITY: A Virginia EMS educator.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR NURSE WITH OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS

CRITERIA: A nurse who exemplifies outstanding service in emergency medical services; knowledge and performance of EMS nursing skills; and high standards of cooperation and leadership with other EMS personnel and agencies. Highest consideration is given to performing a nursing role in a hospital or clinical setting such as precepting or quality assurance programs. Nurses who have demonstrated excellence as a pre-hospital provider or instructor should be nominated for those categories.

ELIGIBILITY: Any Virginia licensed nurse serving in an active position.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD TO THE OUTSTANDING EMS ADMINISTRATOR

CRITERIA: An individual who has demonstrated ability to organize, conduct, manage, problem solve and evaluate within his or her organization and, by exemplary leadership and administrative skills, improve the effectiveness, response and delivery of EMS.

ELIGIBILITY: Any person responsible for chairing, presiding over, supervising or administering EMS organizations and/or personnel in Virginia.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD TO THE OUTSTANDING EMS AGENCY

CRITERIA: An EMS agency that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to its community; whose high level of patient care is evident by innovative training, community awareness, preventive health programs, public relations efforts and participation in local, regional and statewide EMS systems.

ELIGIBILITY: Any currently licensed or official agency that is recognized by the state or federal government that is based in Virginia and is directly responsible for responding to emergencies or disasters and providing the direct delivery of care. Includes governmental, commercial, volunteer, hospital, industrial and air ambulance services.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS HEALTH AND SAFETY

CRITERIA: Any individual, program, business or licensed EMS Agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia that has demonstrated comprehensive and/or significant accomplishments/programs that make a significant contribution to or provide for the health, safety and welfare of EMS providers.

ELIGIBILITY: Any individual, program, business or licensed EMS Agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS FOR CHILDREN

CRITERIA: An individual, organization or program that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the contribution, development and/or enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia.

ELIGIBILITY: Any individual or organization with a significant contribution to the development or enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia. Services cover a continuum of care, from injury prevention to prehospital care, emergency department and hospital services and rehabilitation.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS TELECOMMUNICATION

CRITERIA: An emergency medical telecommunicator, public safety answering point administrator, supervisor or training officer whose outstanding dedication and service has demonstrated an exceptional contribution to the improved delivery of emergency medical services in the local, regional or statewide EMS system.

ELIGIBILITY: An emergency medical telecommunicator, public safety answering point administrator, supervisor or training officer who is employed or volunteers with an organized emergency medical services dispatch center or public safety answering point in Virginia.

REGIONAL EMS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

CRITERIA: Any individual, EMS organization or EMS response group within the Commonwealth of Virginia that has demonstrated comprehensive and/or significant accomplishments for programs that provide preparedness, response and recovery from natural, man-made and preplanned events, which cause a significant impact on the agency and the community. These activities should directly relate to and impact the provision of emergency medical care during these events.

ELIGIBILTY: Any individual, EMS organization or EMS response group within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS BY A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

This competitive scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has been affiliated with an EMS agency within the (insert region) EMS Region for at least six months, and who is currently enrolled or will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning or an accredited ALS training program in the coming year. The Regional Winner will receive a $1,000 Scholarship for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior. The Regional Winner will be Eligible to Win $5,000 Scholarship at the State level.