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 in Virginia 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.

You will need the following to submit your nomination:

  • Agency’s full name
  • Agency’s Current address
  • Agency’s best contact phone number
  • Agency’s email address that they check regularly
  • Agency or program affiliation and position
  • Supporting documentation (Please note: Only three attachments in total will be accepted)
    • One letter of support written by someone other than the nominator
    • Newspaper/periodical articles or other materials
  • A high-quality photo of the nominee must be included.
    • Try to send a color photo (with good lighting) you may submit:
      • a group shot of agency members
      • a picture of agency headquarters
      • a logo

You will need to answer the following about the nominee:

  1. Describe this EMS agency’s qualities and contributions as a leader and educator in their community and within their agency.
  2. How does this EMS agency exemplify outstanding professionalism and service to their community?
  3. How does this EMS agency support their providers?
  4. Describe this EMS agency’s enhanced programs, which provide a high level of patient care that is evident through innovative training, community awareness, preventive health programs, public relations efforts and participation in the local, regional and state EMS systems.

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