|TEMS Honors 2013 Regional EMS Award Winners|
The Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) Council, Inc., recognized members of its EMS community who were nominated for exemplifying exceptional service and dedication at the council's annual regional awards program and picnic held July 13, 2013, at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va. Ten EMS providers and agencies received trophies, service ribbons and certificates during the event. One high school senior received a $1000 scholarship for college or accredited advanced life support training.
"The picnic was open to all EMS and fire first responders, dispatchers, emergency department staffs and families from throughout the region," said Jim Chandler, executive director of the TEMS Council. "This event provided an opportunity for a large number of responders to see and meet our winners and for us to say 'thank you' to all of the responders and their families for the great job they do all year."
Recipients of this year's regional awards compete for the 2013 Governor's EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium's Annual Awards Ceremony, November 9, in Norfolk. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate signed by the Governor.
"The Regional EMS Awards program gives each council the opportunity to showcase the remarkable acts of service demonstrated by their local EMS providers. Congratulations, and thank you, to this year's recipients who have proven their excellence by going above and beyond the call of duty," said Gary Brown, director of the Virginia Office of EMS.
The 2013 Tidewater EMS Council Regional Award Recipients:
Download the press release: Tidewater EMS Council 2013 Regional Award Winners press release
Thank you to primary 2013 TEMS picnic and awards program sponsor Gold Partner Bon Secours Virginia Emergency Services. View all of our event sponsors: TEMS Sponsors