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2022 EMS Award Nominations

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Thank you for your interest in the 2022 EMS Awards!  This year we have revised the categories and criteria to better represent the EMS Community.  The EMS Awards provide an opportunity to recognize those individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty as well as citizens that have taken extraordinary action to help someone in need.  While all nominees will be recognized, each category will have one recipient that will be announced during the 2022 EMS Awards Program.  The EMS Awards Program will take place Friday evening, November 4, 2022 during the National Conference on EMS in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Please take a moment to review the criteria to ensure your nomination is categorized correctly.  Nominations not meeting the criteria or minimum requirements will not be considered.   All Nominations must be a minimum of 300 words and be submitted no later than August 23, 2022.  



Paramedic of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care or aeromedical paramedic who has provided an exceptional leadership role over the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Prehospital Physician of the Year:

Honors a physician who has served as an EMS education and/or operational physician medical director for either an EMT, Paramedic, and/or Critical Care Transport service. The contribution of the medical director has made a positive impact for patients and clinician safety. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


EMT of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed EMT who has provided an exceptional leadership role during the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Outstanding Action by an EMS Program:

Honors a program or teams who responded for an outstanding call/incident/rescue by EMS clinicians. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


First Responder of the Year:  

Honors a first responder affiliated with an organization (e.g., police, fire, industrial) who provided exceptional leadership that positively impacted on-scene patient care, outstanding rescue, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. The nominee must only be trained to a maximum of a First Responder level. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen:

Honors a private citizen for unique advocacy of EMS or a lifesaving act which required quick thinking, fast action, and heroism. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Prehospital Nurse of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care or aeromedical registered nurse who has provided an exceptional leadership role over the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth:

Honors a child (15 years or younger) for unique advocacy of EMS or a lifesaving act which required quick thinking, fast action, and heroism. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Prehospital Administrator of the Year: 

Honors an EMS leader (e.g. director or coordinator) or Mobile Healthcare administrator from a local, county, regional, or state level who has made a positive contribution to patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award:

Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (minimum service of 20 years or more) in EMS. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a volunteer EMS clinician. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


Patient Safety Dispatcher of the Year:   

Honors a telecommunicator for outstanding effort in processing an emergency 9-1-1 call. The submission should summarize how the telecommunicator positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, and/or public education. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved. Preferably, a digital recording or transcript of the call should be included.


EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award:

Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (minimum service of 20 years or more) in EMS. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a career EMS clinician. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved.

Prehospital Educator of the Year:
Honors a prehospital educator, instructor, course coordinator, or clinical educator who has advanced the education delivery to clinicians through innovation and creativity. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional innovation and creativity, while including details to understand the impact achieved.





Prehospital Program of the Year:
Honors a prehospital program that has exemplary achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education and/or training. The program maintains a positive image in the community and has taken meaningful and visible steps to assure quality of patient and clinician safety. Steps by the program have resulted in improved patient care delivery, quality improvement programs, continuing education, and/or system integration. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership, while including details to understand the impact achieved.


EMS Community Service Award:

This award is voted and selected by the public to recognizes a program or organization who has made a non-patient care focused commitment to exceptional community outreach in EMS. The actions of this program or organization, positively impacted the community and has a lasting impact. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved

THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE PUBLIC and winner announced during the Awards Program.



Please choose one award category:
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816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 EMT of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Paramedic of the Year  
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Prehospital Nurse of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Prehospital Administrator of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Patient Safety Dispatcher of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Prehospital Educator of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Prehospital Program of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Prehospital Physician of the Year 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Outstanding Action by an EMS Program 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award 
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award  
816191397cca469986d08dc9efd7ac82 EMS Community Service Award 
List the Name and contact information of the person (or agency) you wish to nominate:
Please list the name and contact information for the nominee. If it is an agency, you may list the agency name as first and last name. Please ensure contact information is correct as this is the information used to contact the individual or agency.  Only one person/agency will be accepted per nomination.   
Please describe (with as much detail as possible) why this person or agency deserves the award. Description must be a MINIMUM of 300 words for award consideration.  Nominations that are mislabeled or do not meet the minimum criteria of 300 words may be disqualified.  
You may also upload any supporting documentation here:
If your nomination does not fit above, or you have additional supporting documents, please upload them using the links below:
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Please list your contact information:
Please list your contact information in case the Award committee has any questions regarding your nomination.  
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