The Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency is hosting the County’s annual EMS Recognition Event. Our event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the “Casa Real” venue in Pleasanton. The goal of the event is to recognize our EMS champions and outstanding colleagues who have demonstrated exemplary skill as a prehospital provider, leveraged significant improvements in the EMS system and / or conducted themselves as leadership role models in our EMS community.
This celebratory event will recognize fire agencies, emergency and non-emergency ambulance transport providers, law enforcement, hospital personnel, and other partners who have exceptionally contributed to EMS in Alameda County. Awards include the “Heart of EMS” and the “EMS Star of Life Award.” Nominations will be submitted to our agency by peers of system participants and their organizational leaders. We will also recognize survivors of severe injury and illness, reuniting them with their rescuers.
Stepped forward, usually without a hesitation, committing them to saving another human in peril. Alameda County wishes to recognize such civilians who, without training or regard for personal consequence, have shown unselfish personal valor by attempting to rescue a friend or person unknown to them. This person is not trained in, active in, or affiliated with the provision of EMS or rescue service and has shown valor in an attempt to rescue another.
The incident must have taken place in Alameda County; however, the nominee need not be a resident of Alameda County. The nominator need not have been involved in the incident. The nomination should include: a personal profile of the nominee; a detailed account of the incident and the actions of the nomineeetters of support from emergency responders involved in the incident if available. Also include, if available, any news reports of the incident in the form of newspaper/ magazine clippings, videotape, etc.
Took on a cause relative to the provision of EMS services, or a safety concern within the community that benefited the residents of Alameda County.