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Award Categories and Criteria

 

REGIONAL AWARD TO THE OUTSTANDING PRE-HOSPITAL PROVIDER

Criteria:  An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to his or her community through involvment in EMS.
Eligibility:  Any individual who routinely provides pre-hospital care, primarily in Virginia, and is affiliated with at least one Virginia licensed EMS agency.

REGIONAL AWARD TO THE OUTSTANDING EMS PHYSICIAN

Criteria:  An EMS physician who exemplifies outstanding leadership and dedication in the exercise of medical control in the local or regional EMS system.
Eligibility:  Any licensed physician who holds current endorsement from the Virginia Office of EMS and serves as a Virginia EMS agency operational medical director or Virginia training program physician course director.

REGIONAL AWARD TO THE OUTSTANDING EMS PRE-HOSPITAL 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 pre-hospital 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, EMT Enhanced, EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic, Continuing Education Courses, Preceptor programs or equivalent EMS training.
Eligibility:  A Virginia EMS educator.

REGIONAL AWARD TO THE 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 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, improved the effectiveness, response and delivery of EMS.
Eligibility:  Any person responsible for chairing, presiding over, supervising or administering EMS organizations and/or personnel within Virginia.

REGIONAL 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 relation efforts and participation in local, regional and statewide EMS systems.
Eligibility:  Any currently licensed Virginia EMS agency.  Includes governmental, commercial, volunteer, hospital, industrial and air ambulance services.

REGIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS

Criteria:  Outstanding contribution to EMS by an individual, corporation, business, news media or program in providing financial, material, educational or other tangible or non-tangible assistance to support and benefit the local, regional or state EMS system.
Eligibility:  Any corporation, business, non-profit organization, college, university, school or program not routinely involved in Virginia's EMS sytem, or any individual not employed by or volunteering with EMS.

REGIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS FOR CHILDREN

Criteria:  An individual or organization that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to EMS for children.
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 pre-hospital care, emergency department and hospital services, and rehabilitation.

REGIONAL AWARD TO THE OUTSTANDING EMS TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER/DISPATCHER

Eligibility:  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.
Criteria:  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 AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO EMS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - NEW 2016

Eligibility:   Any individual, EMS organization or EMS response group within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Examples of programs meeting eligibility for this award would include; Disaster Response Teams, Community Emergency Response Teams, Continuity of Operations Planning, Mass Casualty Incident Training programs, pandemic planning and surge event planning.  Eligible applicants include persons or entities developing or managing such programs.
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.