Awards

BLS Practitioner of the Year

A First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician who is currently certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who has made a significant contribution in any of the following areas:A First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician who is currently certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who has made a significant contribution in any of the following areas:

  • Education and training of pre-hospital personnel and/or the community,
  • Planning and development of Basic Life Support systems within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
  • Leadership in the advancement of pre-hospital emergency care as an allied health profession,
  • Research in pre-hospital medicine,
  • Leadership in the advancement of existing Basic Life Support systems,
  • Actively providing care at the basic level,
  • Leadership among peers.

Eligibility: PA certified FR or EMT

Recipients

  • 2010 Brooks Jason
  • 2011 Edwards P. Michael
  • 2012 Bossert Timothy N.
  • 2013 Grattan Timothy
  • 2014 Taylor Earl
  • 2015 Healey Ethan

ALS Practitioner of the Year

An Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, or Health Professional Physician who is currently certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who has made a significant contribution in any of the following areas:An Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, or Health Professional Physician who is currently certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who has made a significant contribution in any of the following areas:

  • Education and training of pre-hospital personnel and/or the community,
  • Planning and development of Advanced Life Support systems with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
  • Leadership in the advancement of pre-hospital emergency care as an allied health profession,
  • Leadership in the advancement of existing Advanced Life Support systems,
  • Research in pre-hospital medicine,
  • Actively providing care at the advanced level (i.e., medical command authorization),
  • Leadership among peers.

Eligibility: PA certified EMT-P, PHRN, HP

Recipients

  • 2009 Stanton Hazel
  • 2010 Gerisch Michael
  • 2011 Hoesch Carol
  • 2012 Boyle Patrick J.
  • 2014 Sardone Saveria “Sadye”
  • 2015 Christ Alex

Telecommunicator of the Year

An active dispatcher who has made a significant contribution in an of the following areas:An active dispatcher who has made a significant contribution in an of the following areas:

  • Active participation in the education and training of EMS and public personnel in the use, access, or support of emergency 911 dispatch,
  • Contributes in the planning and development of emergency dispatch systems and strategies with pre-hospital personnel,
  • Excellence in management of a crisis situation which led to the improvement of an emergency response,
  • Leadership among peers.

Eligibility: Employed at the Chester County 9-1-1 Center or another County based emergency dispatch center

Recipients

  • 2009 Storti Brenda
  • 2010 Murphy Michael Jr.
  • 2011 Pennington Joseph
  • 2012 Weible Lori A
  • 2013 Smith Lawanna
  • 2014 Berry Bradley
  • 2015 Bacharach Steven

Robert Thompson Memorial Award

This award is presented to a public elected official who has made significant contributions to the planning, development, implementation, or evaluation of EMS systems within their local community or the commonwealth as a whole. This award was established to recognize the late Robert Thompson, former state senator and Chester County EMS Council Board member.

Eligibility: Recipients may be a state, county, or municipal elected official who has worked to improve the quality and availability of any component of EMS or trauma care systems or who has spearheaded significant improvements to EMS in their community of the Commonwealth.

Recipients

  • 2009 Gerlach James
  • 2010 Dinniman Senator Andrew
  • 2011 Duane Milne State Representative
  • 2012 Hershey Arthur D.
  • 2014 Costello Ryan
  • 2014 Cozzone Kathi
  • 2014 Farrell Terence

Distinguished Service Award

A Chester County Emergency Medical Services organization that displays a significant level of cooperation among other services, outstanding performance and effort when faced with adversity; or the promotion of an active display of teamwork, and support of various emergency services organizations in Chester County.

Eligibility: Chester County EMS or emergency services organization

Recipients

  • 2009 Fire Company Berwyn
  • 2010 Fire Company Pomeroy
  • 2013 EMS Honeybrook
  • 2014 EMS Southern Chester County
  • 2015 Fire Company Keystone Valley

Distinguished Provider Award

A member of the Chester County emergency services community who has positively impacted the service or community through longevity of exceptional service.

Recipients

  • 2009 DiMartini Linda
  • 2010 Lewis Greg Jr.
  • 2011 Wood Allen
  • 2012 Applegate John
  • 2012 Wurster Fred III
  • 2013 Shaffer Craig
  • 2013 Stanton Hazel
  • 2013 Scaccia Leo
  • 2014 Locke April

Nicholas Campbell Meritorious Service Award

This award is presented for exceptional contributions to the progress and improvement of the individual’s EMS service; for significant personal achievement related to the EMS service; or for meritorious dedication to the EMS service in general.

Recipients

  • 2009 Wurster Fred III
  • 2010 McGowan James III
  • 2011 Swisher Joel
  • 2012 Hargreaves H. Barclay III
  • 2012 Truong Nam
  • 2014 Thornton Scott
  • 2015 Rawlings Cathie

Margaret Hoover Brigham Award

The Margaret Hoover Brigham Award is presented in recognition of an individual’s long term efforts in the development, leadership, promotion, and advancement of the Chester County EMS system and/or the Council.

Recipients

  • 2009 Scaccia Leo
  • 2010 Hotchkiss Robert
  • 2011 Wohl, Sr. William
  • 2012 Stabler Richard P.
  • 2013 Wells William M
  • 2015 Scaccia Leo

Life Saving Clinical Excellence Award

A member of the Chester County emergency services community who was primarily involved in the saving of a life based on the following criteria:A member of the Chester County emergency services community who was primarily involved in the saving of a life based on the following criteria:

  • Patient(s) was in imminent danger of death,
  • Appropriate ALS and/or BLS interventions and treatments were rendered,
  • Patient was transported to the hospital and subsequently discharged from the hospital without physiological impairment

Recipients

  • 2013 Brogan Charles
  • 2013 McCarthy (Michaels) Emily
  • 2013 Lamkin Kelly
  • 2013 Kreger Scott

Medal of Valor Award

A member of the Chester County emergency services community who performs an exceptional valorous act, distinguished by extraordinary heroism or performance.

Recipients

  • 2012 Nowaczyk Eric
  • 2012 Clough Justin
  • 2012 Jones Ronald

EMS Educator of the Year

An EMS instructor who is currently certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who has made a significant contribution in any of the following areas:An EMS instructor who is currently certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who has made a significant contribution in any of the following areas:

  • Leadership in the advancement of instructional techniques in the pre-hospital environment,
  • Exceptional administration of EMS educational or training programs (i.e. EMT, CPR/AED, injury prevention) for pre-hospital personnel or the community,
  • Actively participates in EMS classes and certification examinations.

Eligibility: PA certified EMS Instructor

Recipients

  • 2011 Riale Marcia
  • 2012 Piscitello Frank
  • 2013 Linnenbaugh Rob
  • 2014 Johnson Tammy
  • 2015 Rameswaran Ramana

Citizens Award

A citizen not affiliated with any Chester County EMS or emergency services organization, who participates or assists an EMS service or personnel in a heroic or exemplary manner.

Recipients

  • 2013 Ficca Paolo
  • 2013 Oakley Caroline
  • 2013 Kubart Merry
  • 2013 Forsythe Jim
  • 2014 Hajdek Vlatko
  • 2014 Ray Mark