NAEMT Seeks 2006 Award Nominations

The National Association of EMTs has opened nominations for its 2006 individual and organizational achievement awards.


The National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) has opened nominations for its 2006 individual and organizational achievement awards. The awards, which honor EMS providers and organizations that demonstrate exceptional leadership and outstanding commitment to prehospital medical care, will be presented at the association's annual awards banquet on Friday, September 29, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The following awards criteria will help individuals and organizations in compiling nomination information. Attention should be given not only to a nominee's history, but to his or her involvement in the community, in EMS activities outside of work and in EMS overall. Nomination forms can be found on the NAEMT Web site at www.naemt.org.

Robert E. Motley EMT of the Year Award
Criteria: EMT who has significantly contributed to EMS at the community, state and/or national level.
Eligibility: Any basic or intermediate EMT whose primary responsibility is providing direct patient care.
Award Given: Plaque and $1,000 stipend
Sponsored by: Jems Communications

Asmund S. Laerdal Award for Excellence (EMT-Paramedic of the Year)
Criteria: EMT-Paramedic who has significantly contributed to EMS at the community, state and/or national level.
Eligibility: Any paramedic whose primary responsibility is providing direct patient care.
Award Given: $1,000 stipend and Carved Norwegian Crystal
Sponsored by: Laerdal Medical Corp.

Mary Ann Talley EMS Instructor/Coordinator of the Year Award
Criteria: Outstanding instructor of an ongoing training program for basic/intermediate EMTs or paramedics which is approved by the state lead agency.
Eligibility: Any state-approved I/C who is a member of NAEMT. Written endorsement from the training program medical director must accompany nomination.
Award Given: Plaque and $1,000 stipend
Sponsored by: Mosby

William Klingensmith EMS Administrator of the Year Award
Criteria: Administrator who has made a significant contribution to EMS administration on a local, state or national level.
Eligibility: Any EMS administrator whose primary responsibility is direction of individuals involved in delivery of prehospital care.
Award Given: Plaque and $1,000 stipend
Sponsored by: Merginet, a division of Moore Medical Corp

Richard "Dick" Ferneau EMS Medical Director of the Year Award
Criteria: EMS medical director who has made a significant contribution to EMS on a local, state or national level.
Eligibility: Any EMS medical director whose primary responsibility is clinical oversight of individuals involved in delivery of prehospital care.
Award Given: Plaque and $1,000 stipend
Sponsored by: Ferno

Leo R. Schwartz Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award
Criteria: EMS system that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to the community it serves.
Eligibility: Any emergency medical service at the basic or intermediate level except those in which NAEMT leadership participate.
Award Given: Plaque and $1,000 stipend
Sponsored by: Cygnus Business Media

EMT-Paramedic Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award
Criteria: EMS system that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to the community it serves.
Eligibility: Any EMS system at the paramedic level except those in which NAEMT leadership participate.
Award Given: Plaque and $1,000 stipend
Sponsored by: ZOLL Medical Corporation

ADPI/Harvard Scholarship
Applications are being accepted for the second annual ADPI/NAEMT Administrators Division - Harvard Executive Session Scholarship. The selected NAEMT Fellow will attend the Summer 2007 Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, which provides training that helps officials assess the tasks they face in managing today's results-driven organizations.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the 2006 program:

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