2018 Regional EMS Award Winners

With great pleasure, the Northern Virginia EMS Council announces the recipients of the 2018 Regional EMS Awards.  The award recipients were selected by their Northern Virginia peers for their performance in emergency medical services.  Congratulations to all nominees and award winners for being recognized for your continued contributions to Northern Virginia EMS!

Dr. John Morgan, Operational Medical Director for the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System receives the 2018 Northern Virginia Regional Award for Excellence in EMS. 

This award is bestowed upon an individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication to EMS across Northern Virginia and demonstrates a commitment to a comprehensive, integrated EMS system throughout the Commonwealth.  Dr. Morgan “is intimately involved with and dedicated to all aspects of EMS including training and delivery of services.  He can often be found at the training center assisting with a wide variety of classes ranging from basic EMT through paramedic and engages other physicians to do so as well, in order to strengthen the educational programs.  In addition, he is known to respond to scene calls and provide assistance as needed and is active in advancing the state of prehospital emergency care.  Based on his strong dedication to the community, to the career and volunteer providers, and his commitment to the improvement of the regional and statewide EMS systems”, Dr. Morgan is the recipient of the 2018 Northern Virginia Regional Award for Excellence in EMS.

EMS awards for outstanding contributions to their community and Northern Virginia’s EMS system include:

  • Award for Excellence in EMS – John Morgan, MD, Operational Medical Director – Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System

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  • Award for Outstanding EMS Administrator – Deputy Chief of EMS Jose Salazar - Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

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  • Award for Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – E. Reed Smith, MD, Operational Medical Director – Arlington County Fire Department

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  • Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Jalil Bentaleb,  Director of Neuroscience Services - Inova Alexandria Hospital        

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  • Award for Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator – Lieutenant Chris Kroboth - Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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  • Award for Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider – Captain Robert Crandall – Arlington County Fire Department

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  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety - Dorothy “Dodie” Gill (Posthumous Award)

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  • Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children – Captain David Winter and Captain David Schwarzmann – Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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  • Award for Outstanding EMS Agency – Prince William County Fire and Rescue

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  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Telecommunication – Mindy Secrest – Arlington County Fire Department

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  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response – Lieutenant John Rice – Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

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  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior ($1000 Scholarship) - Joseph Cooper – Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

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This fall, the Northern Virginia Regional EMS Awards recipients along with honorees from Virginia’s 10 other regional EMS councils will be considered for the Governor’s EMS awards.  The Governor’s Awards winners will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk in early November.

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