Regional Award logoNominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Regional EMS Awards! Nominations this year can be submitted entirely online ensuring an easier and faster nomination process! All categories only ask a few questions about the nominee. It's quick and easy!

Please review the categories below & nominate for the BEST category available. Does your nominee qualify for 2 or more categories? Select the most appropriate category available. Nominations are due to the Lord Fairfax EMS Council by 4:00pm May 31, 2019. Awards will be presented at the Council's annual dinner scheduled for June 19, 2019. If you have any questions about the awards program, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that if you're unable to include a picture of the nominee, the Council can obtain it at a later date. We'd much rather have a nomination who's missing a picture than none at all! We can also work with just a little information to go on. If you feel someone is deserving of an award, please let us know! 


Read the criteria carefully below for each category before selecting the most appropriate. At the bottom of this page is the link to follow to the VA Office of EMS website to complete and submit the form. You can also click on the title of the award which will take you directly to the online form. If you'd rather print out the form & fill it out by hand, PDF documents are provided at the end of each category. Paper nomination forms can be faxed to (540) 722-0094 or scanned & e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. That's all there is to it! Nominate early & nominate often & remember to submit your own fire company or rescue squad for Agency of the Year!

Pre-Hospital Provider Award

  • CRITERIA: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to his or her community through involvement with EMS.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any individual who routinely provides pre-hospital care, primarily in Virginia, is affiliated with at least one Virginia licensed EMS agency and who is certified as a pre-hospital EMS provider by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  pdf Prehospital Provider Award (176 KB)

Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

  • CRITERIA: An EMS physician who exemplifies outstanding leadership and dedication in the exercise of pre-hospital care.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any licensed physician who is actively involved with pre-hospital care, training or mentorship of pre-hospital providers in the Commonwealth. This can include emergency room physicians, operational medical directors, or other physicians who dedicate their time and knowledge to furthering education and patient care in EMS.  pdf Prehospital Physician Award (176 KB)

Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator Award

  • CRITERIA: A provider who exemplifies outstanding teaching and leadership qualities while participating as an educator in an EMS program. Must have coordinated or consistently demonstrated excellence and a dedication to the education of pre-hospital EMS providers. The nominee must have participated as an instructor, coordinator or adjunct faculty in an EMS program for at least two years. Educational programs include: First Responder, EMT-B, EMT Enhanced, EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic, continuing education courses, preceptor programs or equivalent EMS training.

Outstanding Telecommunications Dispatcher

  • CRITERIA: An emergency medical telecommunicator, public safety answering point administrator, supervisor or training officer whose outstanding dedication and service has demonstrated an exceptional contribution to the improved delivery of emergency medical services in the local, regional or statewide EMS system.
  • ELIGIBILITY: An emergency medical telecommunicator, public safety answering point administrator, supervisor or training officer who is employed or volunteers with an organized emergency medical services dispatch center or public safety answering point in Virginia.  pdf Outstanding Telecommunications Dispatcher (176 KB)

Outstanding EMS Agency Award

  • 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.  pdf EMS Agency Award (176 KB)

Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children

  • CRITERIA: An individual, organization or program that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the contribution, development and/or enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia.
  • ELIGIBILITY: An individual, organization or program with a significant contribution to the development or enhancement of EMS for children in Virginia. Services cover a continuum of care, from injury prevention to pre-hospital care, emergency department and hospital services, and rehabilitation.  pdf Contribution to EMS for Children (177 KB)

Outstanding Administrator Award

  • CRITERIA: An individual who has demonstrated ability to organize, conduct, manage, problem solve and evaluate within his or her organization and, by exemplary leadership and administrative skills, improve the effectiveness, response and delivery of EMS.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any person responsible for chairing, presiding over, supervising or administering EMS organizations and/or personnel in Virginia.  pdf Outstanding Administrator Award (176 KB)

Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

  • CRITERIA: A nurse who exemplifies outstanding service in emergency medical services; knowledge and performance of EMS nursing skills; and high standards of cooperation and leadership with other EMS personnel and agencies. Highest consideration is given to performing a nursing role in a hospital or clinical setting such as precepting or quality assurance programs. Nurses who have demonstrated excellence as a pre-hospital provider or instructor should be nominated for those categories.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any Virginia licensed nurse serving in an active position.  pdf Nurse Award (178 KB)

Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety Award

  • CRITERIA: Any individual, program, business or licensed EMS Agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia that has demonstrated comprehensive and/or significant accomplishments/programs that make a significant contribution to or provide for the health, safety and welfare of EMS providers.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any individual, program, business or licensed EMS Agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Examples of programs meeting eligibility for this award would include EMS provider health and wellness programs (fitness and wellness, cardiovascular health), scene safety programs (aeromedical operations, emergency vehicle operations), and provider injury prevention programs (injury prevention at violent scenes) designed to prevent line of duty death and injury. Eligible applicants include persons or entities developing or managing such programs.   pdf Health and Safety Award (176 KB)
 

Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness & Response Award

  • CRITERIA: Any individual, EMS organization or EMS response group within the Commonwealth of Virginia that has demonstrated comprehensive and/or significant accomplishments for programs that provide preparedness, response and recovery from natural, man-made and preplanned events, which cause a significant impact on the agency and the community. These activities should directly relate to and impact the provision of emergency medical care during these events.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any individual, EMS organization or EMS response group within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Examples of programs meeting eligibility for this award would include; Disaster Response Teams, Community Emergency Response Teams, Continuity of Operations Planning, Mass Casualty Incident Training programs, pandemic planning and surge event planning. Eligible applicants include persons or entities developing or managing such programs.  pdf Emergency Preparedness Award (175 KB)
 

Excellence in EMS

  • CRITERIA: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the statewide Virginia emergency medical services system, and has demonstrated a commitment to a comprehensive, integrated system of emergency medical services throughout the Commonwealth.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Any individual engaged in emergency medical services.  pdf ExcellenceAward (176 KB)

LFEMS Scholarship for a High School Senior

  • This competitive $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has been affiliated with an EMS agency within the Lord Fairfax EMS Council Region for at least six months, and who is currently enrolled or will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning or an accredited ALS training program in the coming year. We winner of this regional award goes on to compete for a $5,000 award provided by the state.  pdf ScholarshipAward (183 KB)

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of the scholarship application, while done online, does not signify completion of the application. Additional documentation required as part of the application process MUST be e-mailed and/or mailed to the Council office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by way of mail to 180 Prosperity Drive, Suite 1, Winchester, VA  22602 by the posted deadline. 


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