Lord Fairfax EMS Council Recognizes Excellence In EMS

July 12, 2016

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Tracey McLaurin, executive director
Lord Fairfax EMS Council, Inc.
Tristen Graves, public relations assistant
Virginia Department of Health

(WINCHESTER, Va.) – The Lord Fairfax Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, Inc. celebrated and recognized EMS personnel for their perseverance and dedication to the regional EMS system at the annual awards ceremony, June 22, at the Front Royal Fire Department. Awards were presented to individuals, nominated by their peers, for their achievements in the EMS field.

“We’re so very proud to be able to honor these very dedicated and selfless EMS providers. They’re a shining example of the outstanding EMS system displayed in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and the excellent service provided to our area residents,” said Tracey McLaurin, executive director of the Lord Fairfax EMS Council.

Recipients of this year’s regional awards will have the chance to compete for the prestigious 2016 Governor’s EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium’s Annual Awards Ceremony, Nov. 12 in Norfolk. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate signed by the Governor.

“I am honored to acknowledge the remarkable level of service and dedication shown by these regional award winners,” said Gary Brown, director of the Virginia Office of EMS. “Their commitment to providing lifesaving patient care to citizens in their community make them worthy of such recognition.”

The 2016 Lord Fairfax EMS Council Regional Award Recipients:

  • Excellence in EMS – Gary Dalton, Valley Medical Transport
  • Outstanding EMS Agency – Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety — D. Orndorff, Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
  • Outstanding Prehospital Provider – Courtney Cave, Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Department
  • Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Dispatcher – Jennifer Bowman, Shenandoah County Emergency Communications Center
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior ($1,000 Scholarship) Nathan Welch, Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company