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Dr. Zeb l. burrell, jr. distinguished service award

Please submit your nomination using the online nomination form link on the bottom of this page.

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. Named in honor of Dr. Zeb Burrell, Jr. or Elberton/Athens, the recipient should typify the high ideals, irreproachable character, and extreme unselfish dedication to EMS, which is so typical of Dr. Burrell and which makes him one of Georgia’s most outstanding EMS pioneers and leaders.


The nomination statement should describe in narrative form why you believe the nominated individual (health professional, public official, business-person, volunteer, or other Georgia resident) or organization (civic, church, school, business, etc..) should receive the Dr. Zeb L. Burrell, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. BE SPECIFIC!  Do not use generalities.  Make sure you include as much information as possible and provide the name and telephone numbers of any other people who can verify this information. The nomination statement should be no more than five (5) pages. Consideration should be given to the following criteria:

  • outstanding contribution to the development, implementation, and delivery of emergency medical services in the State of Georgia
  • demonstrated leadership and personal commitment to the achievement of excellence in EMS programs
  • nominee’s role in causing EMS in his/her community or the Region to be improved, expanded, or otherwise enhanced
  • nominee’s efforts or involvement in activities to strengthen public awareness and support of EMS


Submission of supporting documentation is encouraged. Examples would include newspaper clippings, commendations, award certificates, published announcements of promotions, leadership positions in organizations, community involvement, public education, continuing education, etc. 

Information needed on nomination form:

  • Nominee Contact Information
  • Statement of why they are being nominated (no more than 5 pages)
  • Supporting documentation if applicable
  • Photo of nominee

The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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