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Dr. John B. o'neal, III EMS pioneer award

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

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.


In your nomination statement, describe in narrative form why you feel that the nominee should receive the Dr. John B. O'Neal, III Emergency Medical Service Pioneer Award.  The following criteria should be considered:

  • Nominee’s role in the conception and development of Emergency Medical Services in the State of Georgia.
  • Nominee’s role in the continued enhancement of Emergency Medical Services in the State of Georgia.
  • Nominee’s involvement in development and expansion of training for Georgia's Emergency Medical Technicians.
  • Nominee’s involvement in activities to strengthen public awareness and support of Emergency Medical Services.
  • Nominee has not been previously selected for this award.


Submission of supporting documentation is encouraged. Examples would include newspaper clippings, commendations, award certificates, 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
    • 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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