EASTERN SHORE EMS COUNCIL
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The purpose of the Eastern Shore EMS Awards Program is to provide special recognition for outstanding contributions to the local EMS system. Awards categories are as follows:
ESEMSC Walter A. Eskridge Award for Excellence in EMS
CRITERIA: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the shore emergency medical services system, and has demonstrated a commitment to a comprehensive, integrated system of emergency medical services throughout the shore, region and state.
ELIGIBILITY: Any individual engaged in emergency medical services on the Eastern Shore of VA
ESEMSC Steven A. Colona Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a Young Person
CRITERIA: A young person who dedicates him/herself to the service of the community through volunteer emergency services. This individual should demonstrate support of their agency through running calls and participating in other agency related activities.
ELIGIBILITY: An EMT or higher, currently active on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, who shows promise of assuming a leadership role in the future and projects the type of image we want the community to see when they think of young emergency workers.
ESEMSC Outstanding EMS Provider Award
CRITERIA: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to his or her community through involvement with EMS.
ELIGIBILITY: Any individual who routinely provides prehospital care, primarily in Virginia, is affiliated with at least one Eastern Shore licensed EMS agency, and who is certified as a prehospital EMS provider by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ESEMSC 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 relations efforts and participation in local, regional and statewide EMS systems.
ELIGIBILITY: Any currently licensed or official agency that is recognized by the state or federal government that is based on the Eastern Shore of VA and is directly responsible for responding to emergencies or disasters and providing the direct delivery of care. Includes governmental, commercial, volunteer, hospital, industrial and air ambulance services.
ESEMSC 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, improve the effectiveness, response and delivery of EMS.
ELIGIBILITY: Any person responsible for chairing, presiding over, supervising or administering EMS organizations and/or personnel on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC Maureen (Penny) Parks Award for Outstanding Prehospital 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 prehospital 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-Basic, EMT Advanced, EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic, continuing education courses, preceptor programs or equivalent EMS training.
ELIGIBILITY: A Virginia EMS educator teaching on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC Award for Pre-Hospital Physician
CRITERIA: An EMS physician who exemplifies outstanding leadership and dedication in the exercise of prehospital care.
ELIGIBILITY: Any licensed physician who is actively involved with prehospital care, training or mentorship of prehospital providers in the Commonwealth. This can include emergency room physicians, operational medical directors, or other physicians who dedicate their time and knowledge to furthering education and patient care in EMS on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC 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 prehospital provider or instructor should be nominated for those categories.
ELIGIBILITY: Any Virginia licensed nurse serving in an active position on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Officer
CRITERIA: 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.
ELIGIBILITY: An emergency medical telecommunicator, public safety answering point administrator, supervisor or training officer who is employed by or volunteers with an organized emergency medical services dispatch center or public safety answering point on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety
CRITERIA: Any individual, program, business or licensed EMS agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia that has demonstrated comprehensive and/or significant accomplishments/programs that make a significant contribution to or provide for the health, safety and welfare of EMS providers.
ELIGIBILITY: Any individual, program, business or licensed EMS Agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Examples of programs meeting eligibility for this award would include EMS provider health and wellness programs (fitness and wellness, cardiovascular health), scene safety programs (aeromedical operations, emergency vehicle operations), and provider injury prevention programs (injury prevention at violent scenes) designed to prevent line of duty death and injury. Eligible applicants include persons or entities developing or managing such programs on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC Emergency Preparedness Award
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 pre-planned 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.
ELIGIBILITY: Any individual, EMS organization or EMS response group on the Eastern Shore of VA.
ESEMSC Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
CRITERIA: An individual, organization or program that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the contribution, development and/or enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia.
ELIGIBILITY: An individual, organization or program with a significant contribution to the development or enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia. Services may cover a continuum of care, from injury prevention to pre-hospital care, emergency department and hospital services, and rehabilitation on the Eastern Shore of VA.