There are many award programs open to EMS practitioners at local, state and national levels. We know your time is tight and sometimes the entry form may seem overwhelming, but there are many benefits to entering award programs. Plus, someone has to win, and that someone could be you!
Nominations are open for the 2013 EMT and Paramedic of the Year awards. Click the award name below to submit a nomination. The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2013 awards is June 14.
National EMS Awards
The National Association of EMTs and EMS World have established the National EMS Awards of Excellence program to recognize outstanding achievement in the EMS profession. The following National EMS Awards of Excellence will be awarded:
Award recipients receive a monetary award, three core program registrations, plus $1,000 for travel and lodging at EMS Word Expo/NAEMT Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 8-12, 2013. Award recipients are announced in EMS World Magazine and recognized at the opening ceremony of EMS World Expo.
The EMT of the Year, Paramedic of the Year, Educator of the Year, Paid Service of the Year and Volunteer Service of the Year awards also are presented at the NAEMT General Membership meeting and are recognized in NAEMT News.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The most prestigious award granted by NAEMT is the Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Applications are not accepted for this award; rather an outstanding professional working in the field of EMS is chosen. View a list of the past award winners here.
If you have any questions about the NAEMT awards or the application process, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-346-2358.
AAA Stars of Life Program
For the past 20 years, the American Ambulance Association (AAA) has honored paramedics, EMTs and other ambulance service personnel who exemplify what is best about the EMS field. These appropriately designated Stars of Life are selected by their peers to represent them in Washington, DC, as part of National EMS Week activities. During their stay in DC, the Stars of Life meet with their members of Congress, participate in events to interact with fellow Stars, sightsee in our nation’s capital and are recognized during a banquet in their honor.
Past Stars of Life award recipients have included paramedics and EMTs who were part of the remarkable rescue efforts during emergencies like the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and provided evacuation and response to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast. This program also pays tribute to those ambulance service personnel whose heroic acts or community service activities may not have made the news, but were just as meaningful to the people they aided. Since the inception of the program, more than 1,500 EMS professionals have received Stars of Life awards with representation from almost every state in the country.
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James O. Page Award
This award is presented annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to an individual who has played a key role in creating an/or promoting non-clinical innovation and schievements in fire-service EMS management and leadership that has had a positive impact nationally.
The Award in named in honor of James O. Page, who has been a visionary and a national leader in fire-service EMS for over three decades. View past James O. Page award recipients here.