2019 GEMSA AWard Nominations OPEN
ALL NOMINATIONS WILL BE MADE ONLINE. CLICK ON EACH AWARD NAME FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The deadline for submission of nominations is NOVEMBER 30, 2019 at 5 pm.
This is a firm deadline and no nominations will be accepted after this date. If you have any questions contact GEMSA Communications Specialist Mary Napier.
Many of the awards require detailed information and a picture of the nominee. Start gathering information for those EMS professionals who you would like to see recognized and nominate them today!
More details on the awards reception in 2020 will be posted when available.
Click on an award name below for award information and to view the online nomination form.
- Dr. Joe Simon Pediatric Award of Excellence
This award will be presented to the Emergency Medical Service provider(s) recognized for reducing the morbidity or mortality of a pediatric patient in the prehospital setting.
- Joe Lane Cox Excellence in EMS Award
The purpose of the Joe Lane Cox Excellence in EMS Award is to recognize a worthy individual who is not employed in EMS, but has, like Joe Lane Cox, unselfishly donated their time and efforts to continue the improvement of EMS in Georgia’s EMS Regions as well as at the state and/or national levels.
- Mary Beth Bowns Excellence in Trauma Care Award
The purpose of the Mary Beth Bowns Excellence in Trauma Care Award is to reward an individual or organization in the State of Georgia for their outstanding delivery of care to a critically injured patient(s).
- Dr. Zeb L. Burrell, Jr. Distinguished Service Award
The purpose of the Dr. Zeb L. Burrell, Jr. Distinguished Service Award is to reward an individual or organization in the State of Georgia for their outstanding contribution to the development and/or enhancement of the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
- Dr. John B. O’Neal, III EMS Pioneer Award
The purpose of the Dr. John B. O'Neal, III Emergency Medical Services Pioneer Award is to recognize and reward an individual in Georgia for his/her unselfish contributions to the conception and development of Georgia's Emergency Medical Service during the early 1970s and for his/her continued support for the enhancement of the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care to the citizens of Georgia.
- Tim Peebles Champion of Children Excellence and Advocacy Award
The Region II EMS-C committee accepts statewide nominations for the Tim Peebles Champion of Children Excellence and Advocacy Award, sponsored by Air Life Georgia. This award is dedicated to the memory of Captain Tim Peebles, who was a career long advocate for providing quality pre-hospital care for all, and more especially for preventing injury and illness in children. This award will be presented to a group or individual who through their ideas, actions, and goals to carry on and reinforce the high benchmarks established by Captain Peebles.
- Charles B. Gillespie, MD, Distinguished Georgia E.M.S. Medical Director Award
This award is to be presented to a physician who has served consistently as an Emergency Medical Service Medical Director in a single Georgia Region or community for no less than 5 years and meets other criteria.
- Georgia EMS Director of the Year Award
This award is presented to a current Georgia EMS Director who has contributed significantly to EMS at the community, regional, and/or state level.
- Georgia EMS Educator of the Year Award
This award is presented to an EMS Educator that has contributed significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level.
- Georgia EMT of the Year Award
This award is presented to a currently licensed Georgia EMT-B, EMT-I, CT, or Paramedic who has contributed significantly to EMS at the community, regional, and/or state level.
- Georgia Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award
This award is presented to a currently licensed Georgia Emergency Medical Service, which exemplifies outstanding professionalism on the local, regional, and state levels, as well as service to the community it serves.