National Conference on EMS

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

2017 NJ EMS Award Program 

Congratulations to the 2017 NJ EMS Award Recipients 


The 2017 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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2017 NJ EMS Award Recipients


Outstanding EMS Call                                   
Tom Weber, Rashe Edwards

Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth
Rachel Maistrow, Mya Maistrow, Lea Bachenheimer and Dominique Bricker

Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen          
Angelo Mel-tos, Kala Wright and Gavin Costello

Outstanding First Responder                       
Dagone Emerson

Outstanding EMT                              
Nicholas Barrett

Outstanding Paramedic                    
Andrew Ecker

Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse                       
Daryl Gruenhagen

Outstanding EMS Physician             
Bill Wang Cheng Teng

Outstanding EMS Administrator      
Gerard Muench

Outstanding EMS Educator              
Bryan Fischberg

Outstanding EMS Agency                 
JFK EMS

EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award         

William Voelkel (posthumously)

EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award  
Fran Guthrie

Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse                    
Marcie Joy Koons (posthumously)

Outstanding Emergency Preparedness 
John Grembowiec

Outstanding EMS Safety Award
Sarah Daplyn

Outstanding EMS Dispatcher           
Matthew Brandt

On behalf of Brick Police Department and the EMS Community for creation of the Heroin Addiction Response Program, which has provided a same-day link to inpatient drug rehabilitation for more than 100 people with addictions this year
Chief James Riccio

On behalf of Morris County Office of Emergency Management and the EMS Community for training over 2,000 New Jersey law enforcement officers in Bleeding Control for the Injured Advanced Training Program, which has resulted in eight documented lives saved in the past three years.

Director Scott DiGiralomo


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2017 New Jersey EMS Award Nominees:

Category First Name Last Name (Agency)
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Joseph Grassi
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award John Grembowiec
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Neel Mehta
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award Mike Bascom Monmouth County OEM - EMS
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award   New Jersey/New York/Connecticut Regional EMS Preparedness Task Force
Emergency Preparedness Achievement Award   St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center MICU
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Fran Guthrie
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award James Hammell
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Nancy Hamstra
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Ronald Jacobs
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Kipp Kretschman
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Maggie Marshall
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Gerard Muench
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Irene Slate
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Virginia Welcome
EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award Grace Zelekovic
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Darlene Breen
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Dan Cohen
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Michael D'Ecclessis
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Robert Hayes
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Dominic Ingraffea
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Ron Jemal
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Lance Kehoe
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Alex (Butch) Mendyk
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Alan Miller
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Shirley Skillman
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Stuart Steinberg
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Donald Stoll
EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award William G. (Bill) Voelkel
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Daryl Gruenhagen
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Terry Jenkins
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Todd Kaplan
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Jay McChesney
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Clarissa Monckton
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Gerard Muench
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Brandon Muhlgeier
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Dominic Parone
Outstanding ALS-SCTU Nurse Kyle Wilson
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen John Demarco
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Vinny Disbrow 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Christine Eberhard
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Edward Gee
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Patricia Halpin
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Josh Huber
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Jeremy Julio
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Mike  Mahoney 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Angelo Mel-tos
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Emma Reedman
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Angela  Valerio 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Donnamarie  Viola-Disbrow 
Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Andrew Zimmer
Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth Lea Bachenheimer
Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth Dominique Bricker
Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth Rachel and Mya Maistrow
Outstanding EMS Administrator Nicholas  Camisa
Outstanding EMS Administrator Jamie Chebra
Outstanding EMS Administrator Vito Cicchetti
Outstanding EMS Administrator Rhonda Ciraolo
Outstanding EMS Administrator Douglas Cook
Outstanding EMS Administrator Raymond Currey
Outstanding EMS Administrator Glenn Deitz 
Outstanding EMS Administrator Bradley Erickson
Outstanding EMS Administrator Lisa Giuliano 
Outstanding EMS Administrator George McBride
Outstanding EMS Administrator Gerard Muench
Outstanding EMS Administrator Steve Napoli
Outstanding EMS Administrator Francis Pagurek
Outstanding EMS Administrator Anthony Raffino
Outstanding EMS Administrator Joe Ward
Outstanding EMS Administrator Jamie Wood 
Outstanding EMS Agency   Buena Emergency Medical Services
Outstanding EMS Agency   Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   Cooper EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   Elberon FAS 
Outstanding EMS Agency   Endeavor Emergency Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   Jersey City Medical Center EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   JFK EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   Lakewood Emergency Medical Services
Outstanding EMS Agency   Marlboro First Aid Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   Montgomery EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   Mountainside Rescue Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   NJSEA EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   On Time Ambulance
Outstanding EMS Agency   Rowan University EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   Sayreville Emergency Squad Inc
Outstanding EMS Agency   South Orange Rescue Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   Southern New Jersey EMS Collaborative
Outstanding EMS Agency   Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency   Trinitas Regional Medical Center EMS
Outstanding EMS Agency   University Hospital EMS 
Outstanding EMS Call Barbara Allen
Outstanding EMS Call Sherry Calvert
Outstanding EMS Call Robert Costanzo
Outstanding EMS Call Christine DeMatteo
Outstanding EMS Call Mary Lynn Dupuis
Outstanding EMS Call Rashe Edwards
Outstanding EMS Call   Elberon First Aid Squad
Outstanding EMS Call Keith Elmer
Outstanding EMS Call Michael Gabbianelli Jr.
Outstanding EMS Call Ryan  Gerrity
Outstanding EMS Call Andrew Grandin
Outstanding EMS Call   Great Bay Regional Volunteer EMS
Outstanding EMS Call Noah Guzman
Outstanding EMS Call David Hart
Outstanding EMS Call Heather Hayden
Outstanding EMS Call Ron Hayden
Outstanding EMS Call   Hoboken Vol Rescue
Outstanding EMS Call Kathleen Honeywell 
Outstanding EMS Call Scott Hussey
Outstanding EMS Call Josh Jacoves/Tinton Falls EMS North
Outstanding EMS Call   Jersey City Medical Center
Outstanding EMS Call Barbara Lincoft First Aid and Rescue
Outstanding EMS Call Peter McBride
Outstanding EMS Call   McCabe Ambulance
Outstanding EMS Call Patrick McGhee
Outstanding EMS Call Michael McNamara
Outstanding EMS Call Kyle McQueen
Outstanding EMS Call   Mercerville Fire District 2
Outstanding EMS Call   Monmouth Beach EMS
Outstanding EMS Call   MONOC Paramedics
Outstanding EMS Call   Montgomery High School Code Blue Team
Outstanding EMS Call   National Event Services
Outstanding EMS Call   NorthSTAR Air Medical Services
Outstanding EMS Call Reka Richard
Outstanding EMS Call Ernie Rios
Outstanding EMS Call Daihana Rivera
Outstanding EMS Call Sean Rutgers Emergency Services
Outstanding EMS Call Melanie South Orange Rescue Squad 
Outstanding EMS Call Jeffrey Thomas 
Outstanding EMS Call Tom Weber
Outstanding EMS Call Megan Wieczenski
Outstanding EMS Call Alex Winkler
Outstanding EMS Dispatcher Cristiana Amato
Outstanding EMS Dispatcher Matthew Brandt
Outstanding EMS Dispatcher Rosalyn Canals
Outstanding EMS Educator Mark Bober
Outstanding EMS Educator Maslowski Brant 
Outstanding EMS Educator Katelynn Cairns
Outstanding EMS Educator Bryan Fischberg
Outstanding EMS Educator Apryle Fox
Outstanding EMS Educator Gene Gast
Outstanding EMS Educator Jason Hamilton 
Outstanding EMS Educator Michael Licciardello
Outstanding EMS Educator Jennifer McCarthy
Outstanding EMS Educator Mark Moskaluk  
Outstanding EMS Educator Michael Pardi
Outstanding EMS Educator Mario Pozo
Outstanding EMS Educator Laurie Sheldon
Outstanding EMS Physician James Baird
Outstanding EMS Physician Jack Chambers
Outstanding EMS Physician Adam Fox
Outstanding EMS Physician Sam LaCapra
Outstanding EMS Physician Matthew Letizia DO
Outstanding EMS Physician Raffee Matossian
Outstanding EMS Physician Cheng Teng, "Bill" Wang
Outstanding EMS Safety Award   Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad
Outstanding EMS Safety Award Sarah Daplyn 
Outstanding EMS Safety Award   Jersey City Medical Center EMS 
Outstanding EMT Deborah Ascroft
Outstanding EMT Nicholas Barrett
Outstanding EMT Patricia Bell
Outstanding EMT Amanda Borkstrom
Outstanding EMT Cameron Cagle
Outstanding EMT Jennifer Cain
Outstanding EMT Marcin Ciesla
Outstanding EMT Tom Dickerson
Outstanding EMT Matthew Hillman
Outstanding EMT Ryan Houser
Outstanding EMT Talmadge Jones
Outstanding EMT Richard Klosek
Outstanding EMT Wooseok Kwon
Outstanding EMT Ralph Noriega
Outstanding EMT Cheryl Wood
Outstanding First Responder Robert Bennett
Outstanding First Responder Dagone Emerson
Outstanding First Responder   Hamilton Fire Dept District 3
Outstanding First Responder   Harmony Fire Company
Outstanding First Responder   Howell Twp. Police
Outstanding First Responder Sgt Mike  Mahoney 
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Kelsey George
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Ralph Gumbert
Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Marcie Joy Koons
Outstanding Paramedic Charlene Barber
Outstanding Paramedic Michael Carrig
Outstanding Paramedic Nelson Carver
Outstanding Paramedic Michael DeBlock
Outstanding Paramedic Andrew Ecker
Outstanding Paramedic Jason Manes
Outstanding Paramedic Gerard Muench
Outstanding Paramedic Megan Seyler
Outstanding Paramedic Ana Steussing
Outstanding Paramedic Kevin Walty, Jr

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