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2024 Regional EMS Awards

 

“See something, say something” – that goes for positive things, too!

Remember that the winners of each eligible category will be automatically nominated for the 2024 Virginia Governor’s EMS Awards, so think BIG! Read the criteria carefully. If you need help, our staff are standing by and ready to assist you in submitting your nominations.

Contact Charles Feiring, Technical Resource Specialist at 540-886-3676 or submit a Help Ticket HERE if you need any assistance in submitting your nomination or if you have any questions.

Nomination Deadline: May 25, 2024

Regional EMS Awards (Governor’s Award Eligible)

Each Regional EMS Council holds a regional awards program and seeks nominees for 12 categories and one scholarship. The nomination process usually opens at the beginning of the year. The Office of EMS and the Regional Councils promote the program and post the deadlines.

Anyone can nominate a person or organization for a regional award. For more information about the regional awards program, please contact your Regional EMS Council by visiting www.vaems.org.

Do you know a provider, organization or program that should be recognized for its excellence, dedication and contribution to Virginia’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system? If so, submit a nomination today!

Guidelines

  • Anyone may submit nominations for the Regional EMS Awards.
  • Nominations for the Governor’s EMS Awards MUST be submitted through the Regional Awards Program. Failure to do so will render the nomination invalid and it will not be presented to the Governor’s EMS Awards Selection Committee.
  • For all categories the nomination may be based on a pattern of conduct/activities that has culminated in an exceptional improvement of the emergency medical services system in the locality, region or state.  The nomination may also be based on a single unusual event that was beyond ordinary duty.
  • Using the official Nomination Form on the Regional EMS Council webpage, nominations can be submitted electronically or typed on the Nomination Form and mailed to the Regional EMS Council.
  • The person making the nomination should have extensive knowledge of the nominee’s qualifications and carefully select the category that most appropriately matches the nominee’s accomplishments.
  • The nominee must have current licensure or certification in the category in which he or she has been nominated.
  • One letter of recommendation and a maximum of two additional attachments, which can include a resume or CV, newspaper/periodical articles or other materials, may be included with the nomination form. Please note: Only three attachments in total will be accepted.

Don’t send nomination form until you’ve completed this checklist!

  • Did you supply all the information required on the nomination form and the type of information that will help judges select the most outstanding nominee?
  • Has the nominee met all of the criteria for this award category? If not, please consider another category. Nominees that are incorrectly categorized will not be considered.
  • Did you include supporting materials if the category requires them?
  • Did you include a high resolution digital photo of the nominee?
  • Will you meet the required deadline for entries?

Governor’s EMS Awards

  • Only regional winners will be judged at the state level in the Governor’s EMS Awards program.
  • The EMS Awards Selection Committee will review the first place winners in each of the 11 Regional EMS Councils competition. Winners selected at the state level will be forwarded with the Committee’s recommendations to the Governor.
  • Governor’s award nominees become ineligible to receive the Governor’s EMS Award if they have won in the same category within the last five years.
  • If the applicants in an award category fail to meet the required criteria, then the Nomination Committee can omit the selection of a winner for that category. If a nominee is better suited in another award category, the Regional EMS Council is responsible for making that change before submitting it to the Committee.

Regional EMS Awards Online Nomination Forms – Now you can submit your nomination online! Do you know a provider, organization or program that should be recognized for its excellence, dedication and contribution to Virginia’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system? If so, submit a nomination today! Please consult with your Regional EMS Council to make sure you submit your nomination before their award deadline.

If you would like to submit a paper form, downloadable nomination forms are also available.

Award Categories – Online Submissions:

Regional EMS Award for Excellence in EMS

Regional EMS Award for Innovation Excellence in EMS 

Regional EMS Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Leadership (Formerly Outstanding EMS Administrator)

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Agency

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Prehospital Educator

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Prehospital Provider

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Telecommunication

Regional EMS Award for Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response

Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a Student 

For the scholarship award, don’t forget to include the following:

  • Proof of applicant’s affiliation with a Virginia licensed EMS agency.
  • A copy of applicant’s official high school transcript.
  • At least two letters of recommendation on appropriate letterhead attesting that the nominee’s academic and/or EMS performance is consistent with the highest standards.
  • A high resolution digital photo of the nominee.

This application will not be accepted if the above-mentioned articles are not included upon submission.

The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a Student will also be awarded the CSEMS Kevin Sperka Memorial Award, doubling the scholarship to a total of $2,000.

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