National Conference on EMS

Atlantic City - October 4-6, 2018 | Pre-Conference October 3, 2018

NJ EMS Award Program 

Congratulations to the 2018  EMS Award Recipients! 


On Friday, October 5, 2018 the 2018 EMS Awards Program was held in Atlantic City.  The 2018 SIM Competition, Awards Program, and Key Note Speakers were broadcasted live during the Conference. To watch these recorded events, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/user/njemsconference


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2018 EMS Award Nominees

Category First Name Last Name or Agency Name
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Michael Bascom
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Michael McCabe
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Neel Mehta 
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Philip Solomon
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Elite Protective Sevices  
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Pascack Valley Regional High School District  
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Steven G. Cicala
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Elaine Kilijanski
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Kipp Kretschman
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Arthur Kreyling
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Gerard Muench
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Jeffrey DeMatteo
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Ken Krohe
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Faith Lancaster
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Laurie Sheldon
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award John T Silliman 
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Barbara  Silvia 
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Halden Dimogerodakis
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Brandon  Muhlgeier
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Tim Thoman
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Michael Benson
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Donald Carson
Outstanding EMS Administrator James Boozan
Outstanding EMS Administrator Joseph Burlew  Sr.
Outstanding EMS Administrator Glenn Deitz
Outstanding EMS Administrator Steve Hare
Outstanding EMS Administrator Nicole Hinds
Outstanding EMS Administrator Kristin Hyman
Outstanding EMS Administrator Elizabeth Parisik-Solomon
Outstanding EMS Administrator Corey Patullo
Outstanding EMS Administrator Andrew  Reid 
Outstanding EMS Administrator Rick Rohrbach
Outstanding EMS Administrator Laurie Sheldon
Outstanding EMS Administrator Dean Snook
Outstanding EMS Administrator Richard Sposa
Outstanding EMS Administrator Denise Yourgevidge
Outstanding EMS Agency Chatham Emergency Squad  
Outstanding EMS Agency Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad  
Outstanding EMS Agency Cooper University EMS   
Outstanding EMS Agency Hackensack University Medical Center EMS  
Outstanding EMS Agency Trinitas Regional Medical Center EMS  
Outstanding EMS Agency Wildwood City Fire Department  
Outstanding EMS Agency Buena Vista Township EMS Inc  
Outstanding EMS Agency Elberon First Aid Squad  
Outstanding EMS Agency Jackson Township EMS  
Outstanding EMS Agency Keyport First Aid Squad   
Outstanding EMS Agency Lanoka Harbor EMS  
Outstanding EMS Agency Marlboro First Aid Squad  
Outstanding EMS Agency Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad  
Outstanding EMS Agency Monmouth Beach EMS  
Outstanding EMS Agency Newton Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad  
Outstanding EMS Agency Point Boro First Aid  
Outstanding EMS Agency Wayne Volunteer First Aid Squad  
Outstanding EMS Call Richard   Klosek 
Outstanding EMS Call Nicole Aitken
Outstanding EMS Call Greg Barron
Outstanding EMS Call AJ Berenato
Outstanding EMS Call Mike Berringer
Outstanding EMS Call Nelson Carver 
Outstanding EMS Call John-Paul Couce
Outstanding EMS Call Craig  Crawley 
Outstanding EMS Call Peggy Doyle
Outstanding EMS Call Ryan Finn
Outstanding EMS Call Michael Flaherty
Outstanding EMS Call Geoffrey Groff
Outstanding EMS Call Lauren Hennighan
Outstanding EMS Call Matt Holshue
Outstanding EMS Call Eugene Johnson
Outstanding EMS Call Kevin Keeshan
Outstanding EMS Call Eric Koob
Outstanding EMS Call Jennifer Mitchell
Outstanding EMS Call Richard Muir
Outstanding EMS Call Paul Ostrom
Outstanding EMS Call Kurt  Recktenwald 
Outstanding EMS Call Eric Sacks
Outstanding EMS Call Fernando Salas
Outstanding EMS Call Joel Sanders
Outstanding EMS Call Will Schaub
Outstanding EMS Call Mike Smith
Outstanding EMS Call Lupe Verrecchio
Outstanding EMS Call Matt Williams
Outstanding EMS Call Kyle Wilson
Outstanding EMS Call Alert Ambulance Service, Inc    
Outstanding EMS Call Atlantic Ambulance Corp  
Outstanding EMS Call Camden Fire Department  
Outstanding EMS Call Cooper University Hospital EMS  
Outstanding EMS Call Hammonton Fire Dept & PD  
Outstanding EMS Call Howell Police EMS   
Outstanding EMS Call JFK Medical Center EMS  
Outstanding EMS Call Monmouth Beach EMS  
Outstanding EMS Call NJSP Hope Township Barracks   
Outstanding EMS Call Twp of Washington’s volunteer Fire Dept  
Outstanding EMS Call Woodbridge Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad  
Outstanding EMS Educator Allison Avelino
Outstanding EMS Educator Astro Ayala
Outstanding EMS Educator Robert Conklin 
Outstanding EMS Educator Jessica Dean
Outstanding EMS Educator Mathew Giachetti
Outstanding EMS Educator Daryl Gruenhagen
Outstanding EMS Educator Jason Hamilton 
Outstanding EMS Educator Justin Hoffer
Outstanding EMS Educator Richard Huff
Outstanding EMS Educator Deborah Paglianite
Outstanding EMS Educator Thomas Peculski
Outstanding EMS Educator Laurie  Sheldon
Outstanding EMS Educator Greg Smith
Outstanding EMS Physician Jack Chambers
Outstanding EMS Physician Matthew Letizia
Outstanding EMS Physician Raffee Matossian
Outstanding EMS Physician Mark Merlin
Outstanding EMS Safety Award David Gilels
Outstanding EMS Safety Award Michael Nahas
Outstanding EMS Safety Award Elite Protective Services LLC   
Outstanding EMT Úrsula  Acevedo 
Outstanding EMT Robert Chester
Outstanding EMT Tanya Chiofalo
Outstanding EMT David Finter
Outstanding EMT Ernest Hall
Outstanding EMT Nicole Hinds
Outstanding EMT Peggy Hissim
Outstanding EMT Justin Hoffer
Outstanding EMT Alexander Marlowe
Outstanding EMT Ralph Noriega
Outstanding EMT Joseph Palinisky
Outstanding EMT Taylor Rivera
Outstanding EMT Ryan Shell
Outstanding EMT Stacy Speidel
Outstanding EMT Regina Trujillo
Outstanding EMT Marc Wilson
Outstanding EMT Daniel Wood
Outstanding EMT Ewan Zachary 
Outstanding First Responder Lillian Buirkle
Outstanding First Responder Roger Caron
Outstanding First Responder Sgt. Michele Grafje
Outstanding First Responder Jose Morales
Outstanding First Responder Russell Post
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Elizabeth  Bianchini
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Doug Cook
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Kyle Wilson
Outstanding Paramedic Steven Carey
Outstanding Paramedic Robert Conklin
Outstanding Paramedic Joseph De Siervo
Outstanding Paramedic Andi  Lefluer
Outstanding Paramedic Matthew  Maguire III 
Outstanding Paramedic David Mendoza
Outstanding Paramedic James O'Connor
Outstanding Paramedic Joseph Rubba
Outstanding Paramedic Arthur Samaras

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NJ EMS Award Descriptions

Outstanding EMS Call ‑ Honors an individual, multiple individuals, or teams on the same incident for an outstanding call/incident/rescue by EMS personnel.
 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth – Honors a child (15 years or younger) for a lifesaving act in which quick thinking, fast action and heroism were demonstrated, or, for unique advocacy of EMS in New Jersey.
 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen ‑ Honors a private citizen for a lifesaving act in which quick thinking, fast action and heroism were demonstrated, or, for unique advocacy of EMS in New Jersey.
 
Outstanding First Responder ‑ Honors a first responder affiliated with an organization (e.g., police, fire, industrial) who has assumed a leadership role by achievement in areas of on-scene patient care, outstanding rescue, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. (Nominee must only be trained to a maximum of a First Responder level)
 
Outstanding EMT ‑ Honors a currently certified EMT who has assumed a leadership role in EMS by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training in New Jersey.  (Nominee must only be trained to a maximum of a EMT level)
 
Outstanding Paramedic ‑ Honors a currently recognized Paramedic or Flight Paramedic who has assumed a leadership role in EMS or the inter-facility environment by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training.
 
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse - Honors a currently recognized MICN, SCTU-RN, or Flight Nurse who has assumed a leadership role in EMS or the inter-facility environment by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training.
 
Outstanding EMS Physician ‑ Honors a physician who has served as a medical director, on or off‑line, for either an ALS or a BLS service, and who has made a positive contribution to EMS in New Jersey.
 
Outstanding EMS Administrator ‑ Honors an EMS administrator on a local, county, regional, or state level who has served EMS in some capacity and who has made a positive contribution to EMS in New Jersey by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training.
 
Outstanding EMS Educator ‑ Honors a certified EMT instructor, course coordinator or clinical educator who has advanced EMS education in New Jersey through outstanding organization or innovation in the delivery of educational programs to EMS personnel.
 
Outstanding  EMS Agency ‑ Honors a EMS agency that has assumed a leadership role in EMS by achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education and/or training in New Jersey.  The service maintains a positive image in the community and has taken meaningful and visible steps to assure quality of patient care, professionalism of its personnel and identifying and taking steps to improve the service in areas such as response times, quality improvement programs and continuing education.
 
 EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award ‑ Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (service of 20 or more years) in the EMS field.  At least 15 years of that experience must have been as an EMS volunteer.  A commemorative plaque will also be permanently displayed in the NJ Office of EMS.
 
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award ‑ Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (service of 20 or more years) in the EMS field.  At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a career EMS employee.  A commemorative plaque will also be permanently displayed in the NJ Office of EMS.
 
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse – Honors a registered nurse who demonstrates excellence in the provision of high quality clinical care for patients transitioning from the pre-hospital environment into the emergency department and supports the enhancement of EMS care through mentorship.
 
Outstanding Emergency Preparedness – Honors an individual or agency who has contributed to the overall preparedness efforts in New Jersey by increasing its capabilities and capacity to effectively respond to a state of emergency as well as demonstrates outstanding knowledge and expertise in the field of Emergency Preparedness.
 
Outstanding EMS Safety Award– Honors individual or agency who has demonstrated excellence in the area of safety in the field of Emergency Medical Services.

Congratulations to the 2017 NJ EMS Award Recipients 


The 2107 SIM Competition, Awards Program, and Key Note Speakers were broadcasted live during the Conference. To watch these recorded events, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/user/njemsconference


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