July 30, 2014

(RICHMOND, Va.)  The Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance (ODEMSA) paid tribute to the region’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel for their notable contributions to the public health system at the annual regional EMS awards held July 12 at Pocahontas State Park.

“The Old Dominion EMS Alliance is pleased to announce the Regional Award winners for 2014. Winners are recognized by their peers for their exceptional contributions made to the Virginia EMS system. The awards are a small token of appreciation for all that they do to enhance prehospital patient care in the region,” said Heidi Hooker, executive director of Old Dominion EMS Alliance.

Recipients of this year’s regional awards will have the chance to compete for the prestigious 2014 Governor’s EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium’s Annual Awards Ceremony, November 8 in Norfolk. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate signed by the Governor.

“It’s an honor to celebrate the high level of excellence demonstrated by those within the Virginia EMS System. Their dedication and commitment to serve at a moment’s notice, often times putting their own lives on the line, is greatly valued and worthy of recognition,” said Gary Brown, director of the Virginia Office of EMS.

The 2014 Old Dominion EMS Alliance Regional Award Recipients:

  • Excellence in EMS – Robert Trimmer, Chesterfield Fire and EMS, King’s Dominion
  • Outstanding EMS Administrator – John Tatum, Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, Henrico County Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children – Virginia Association of School Nurses, EMSC Committee
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety – Valeta Daniels, HCA Virginia
  • Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Diana Frye, VCU LifeEvac
  • Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Dr. Michael Feldman, VCU Medical Center
  • Outstanding Prehospital Educator – Amy Howard, Bon Secours Health Systems, Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Dispatcher – Tracy Leigh Moore, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior – Jared Barmoy, Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad, Brunswick High School