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EMS Section Awards

James O. Page Award

This award is presented annually to an individual who has played a key role in creating and/or promoting non-clinical innovation and achievements in fire-service EMS management and leadership that has had a positive impact nationally.

The Award is named in honor of James O. Page, who has been a visionary and a national leader in fire-service EMS for over three decades.

Recipients

Sinclair Recognized with 2014 James O. Page EMS Achievement Award

Past James O. Page award recipients (pdf)

Heart Safe Community Awards

The annual Heart Safe Community Awards are sponsored by the IAFC EMS Section and Physio-Control. Two awards are presented at Fire-Rescue Med:

  • Large Community (populations over 100,000)
  • Small Community (populations under 100,000)    

Recipients

IAFC Recognizes 2014 Heart Safe Community Award Winners

Past Heart Safe Community award recipients (pdf)

Criteria

Agencies and systems nominated will have demonstrated creative approaches to improving therapies for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes and its life-threatening complication, sudden cardiac arrest, through:

  • Bystander CPR
  • AED deployment (i.e., PAD programs, First Response)
  • Out-of-hospital 12-lead ECGs
  • 12-lead ECG advanced notification to the receiving hospital
  • Partnering with local hospitals to improve outcomes from ACS and sudden cardiac arrest
  • Communication programs to increase awareness and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and heart attacks

Each winning agency receives:

  • Admission for one to the Fire-Rescue Med conference and a one night hotel stay while at the conference,
  • A crystal trophy

Award recipients must submit a short description of their community program for presentation during FRM opening ceremonies. Their stories will be featured in future white papers and case studies to promote best practices and the award program in the future.

 

Questions?
Contact the EMS Section staff liaison:
emsSection@iafc.org

2014 Heart Safe Award Small/Mid Sized Community Recipients Highland Village, Texas, with EMS Section board members and John Frierich ,Physio-Control (second from right)
2014 Heart Safe Award Small/Mid Sized Community Recipients Highland Village, Texas, with EMS Section board members and John Frierich ,Physio-Control (second from right)

2014 Heart Safe Award Large Community Recipient Stafford County, VA, with EMS Section board members and John Frierich ,Physio-Control (second from right)
2014 Heart Safe Award Large Community Recipient Stafford County, VA, with EMS Section board members and John Frierich ,Physio-Control (second from right)

2012 Heart Safe Award Recipients: (left to right) Large Community - Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue; Small Community - Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue
2012 Heart Safe Award Recipients: (left to right) Large Community - Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue; Small Community - Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue

2012 James O. Page EMS Achievement Award Recipient Fire Chief William Metcalf (third from left) with EMS Section board members and Physio-Control President Brian Webster (third from right)
2012 James O. Page EMS Achievement Award Recipient Fire Chief William Metcalf (third from left) with EMS Section board members and Physio-Control President Brian Webster (third from right)

2011Heart Safe Community Award Recipients (left to right): Representatives from Sandy Springs Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Delavan Rescue Squad

2011 James O. Page award winner, Dr. Jeffrey Lindsey with the IAFC EMS Section Executive Committee and Cam Pollock, VP of Global Marketing, Physio Control

Heart Safe Large Community Awardee 2010: Anchorage (AK) Fire with the EMS Section Board
Heart Safe Small Community Awardee: Colonie (NY) EMS with the EMS Section Board
2010 James O. Page Awardee Bruce Evans with the Section Board, USFA Fire Administrator Chief Kelvin Cochran and Physio-Control President Brian Webster
2009 James O. Page Award winner: Chief Mark Lockhart, Maryland Heights (OH)
2008 James O. Page Award winner: Retired Deputy Chief Ken Riddle, Las Vegas (NV) Fire
2008 Heart Safe Community Award-Small Community: City of Delray Beach (FL) Fire-Rescue Department
2007 James O. Page Award winner: Battalion Chief Pete Lawrence, Oceanside (CA) Fire Department
2008 Heart Safe Community Award-Large Community: Clackamas County (OR)

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