ABOUT THE AWARDS CEREMONY
The REMSCO NYC EMS Week celebration is highlighted each year by it’s annual EMS Awards Ceremony. These awards acknowledge the men and women in the EMS community that have done extraordinary work to improve the EMS system and the health and safety of NYC’s residents. These awards provide recognition in the fields of patient care, communications, leadership and innovation.
EMS RECOGNITION AWARDS & APPLICATIONS
New York State EMS Annual Awards Rules and Regulations
Applications for individual or team achievement awards shall be based on a pattern of activities that have culminated in a significant improvement of Emergency Medical Services in the community. Applications for individual or team heroism shall be based on a single unusual event that was beyond ordinary duty. All nominees, in both achievement and heroism categories, must be affiliated with a NYS EMS agency. Agencies must possess a current and valid ID code as an ambulance service or first response service. Individuals must be credentialed to practice within NY State.
In order to be considered, each application must be clearly and completely documented to include time, place and description of event including names of all involved. All patient references must be HIPPA compliant. Applications for a pattern of activities must include details of activities, dates and descriptions of the individual’s impact on the EMS community. Applications recognizing a single event must be based on that event occurring in the previous calendar year.
All applications for EMS Annual Awards must be submitted by the region using the application below or in essay format. The preferred method of submission is PDF format and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Essay’s may not to exceed 1,000 words. All essay submissions must be in an electronic format using a 12 point New Times Roman font; double spaced with 1 inch margins. Supplemental attachments also in PDF format will be accepted. All materials submitted will become the property of the Regional EMS Council of NYC and cannot be returned and may be used in subsequent public announcements.
Each application for an award will ONLY be considered in one category. Applications submitted for more than one category will be automatically rejected.
Currently Accepting Applications for 2018/2019 State EMS Council Awards.
Applications Due By May 1st Each Year.
Awards are presented as follows:
Basic Life Support Provider of the YearCriteria: Contributions by an individual to the community as a Certified First Responder (CFR) or as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). For dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, special skill or insight in the EMS environment. Eligibility: NYS certified CFR or EMT-B
Advanced Life Support Provider of the YearCriteria: Contributions by an individual to the community as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I),EMT-Critical Care Technician (EMT-CC) or Paramedic (EMT-P). For dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, special skill or insight in the EMS environment.
Eligibility: NYS certified EMT-I, EMT-CC, EMT-P.
EMS Agency of the YearCriteria: Any agency which strives for consistency in EMS excellence and exhibits exemplary performance when providing or supporting prehospital emergency medical care. Eligibility: NYS EMS agency that includes, but is not limited to, an ambulance service, ALSFR or BLSFR participating in their local EMS System.
Youth Provider of the YearCriteria: Contributions by an individual to the community as a certified first responder (CFR) or First Aid certified. For dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, special skill or insight in the EMS community. Eligibility: NYS certified CFR or First Aid certified and affiliated with a first response agency (fire, EMS, police).
Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership AwardCriteria: Longevity, innovation/dedication, responsibility, executive and management skills in establishing, maintaining, promoting or expanding EMS organizations, agencies, committees at the community and/or state level. Eligibility: EMS Agency leader; local, county, regional, state EMS leader; medical/nursing/or career EMS leader.
EMS Educator of ExcellenceCriteria: Individual who through outstanding teaching, educational administration/coordination, publication or research has significantly improved prehospital services at the local, county, regional or state level. Eligibility: EMS educator or equivalent.
EMS Communications Specialist of the YearCriteria: Contributions to the EMS community as a call receiving operator, dispatcher or call taker. Dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, or special skill or insight to prehospital communications. Eligibility: Employee or volunteer with an organized dispatch center in New York State.
Registered Nurse of ExcellenceCriteria: Contributions to the EMS community as a NYS Registered Professional Nurse. Dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, special skill or insight in the prehospital environment. Eligibility: NYS licensed registered nurse serving the EMS System.
Physician of ExcellenceCriteria: Contributions to the EMS community as a physician. Dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, special skill or insight in the prehospital environment. Eligibility: NYS licensed physician serving an EMS system
Excellence in EMS Quality and SafetyCriteria: The service must have implemented a practice or made a significant contribution that enhances the focus on the delivery of EMS in the community. The practice should lead to a measurable and sustained improvement in EMS provider safety, patient care quality and effectiveness, or efficiency of EMS Response or resource deployment. The application must include a program description, the methodology used to achieve change, a description of the outcomes and lessons learned that provide insight in to what it takes to accomplish and sustain a successful change. Eligibility: Applicant is a NYS based EMS service or individual provider.
Guardian of Life Award
The Regional EMS Council Guardian of Life award is given every year by the Regional Council to individuals and groups that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in protecting life and improving the New York City EMS System. Awardees are directly nominated by the EMS Council and its Board of Directors and is often to recognize individuals or groups that provided critical service during an event that effected the entire EMS System.
Sponsoring the REMSCO EMS Week Awards Ceremony
While this event is fun and exciting for our EMS Providers, it is only made possible through the generous contributions of our event sponsors. All event sponsors are specially recognized on our Sponsor Page.