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List of Awards
Leo J O'Brien, Jr. Award
This award is presented for outstanding Achievements that an individual has attained or accomplished in the emergency medical field.
This award is presented for outstanding actions of a person rendering aid to an individual in medical crisis that warrants the person being called a hero. This can also be presented to an EMS provider that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
The following provider and instructor award nominations must be a current NEMSA Member
NEMSA Emergency Medical Responder of the Year Award
Awarded to the EMR who has demonstrated outstanding skills, training and services to their community and/or State of Nebraska.
NEMSA Emergency Medical Technician of the Year Award
Awarded to the EMT who has demonstrated outstanding skills, training and services to their community and/or State of Nebraska.
NEMSA Advanced Provider of the Year Award
Awarded to the Advanced Provider who has demonstrated outstanding skills, training and service to their community and/or State of Nebraska.
Chuck Woll Memorial NEMSA Instructor of the Year Award
This award is given to the EMS Instructor who has made the greatest contribution to local or state EMS as an instructor. The person must be a State of Nebraska licensed EMS Instructor providing education for EMR, EMT or Advanced Provider personnel.
The Hall of Fame Award will be chosen by a unanimous vote by the the NEMSA Board of Directors.
Nebraska EMS Association Hall of Fame
Nominations may be submitted at any time during the calendar year. This in not an annual award and may be given to several recipients or not at all during the calendar year. An awardee does not have to be an actual provider or NEMSA Member. They can be a spouse, political figure, etc. One who has been a steadfast supporter of individual providers, services or the profession as a whole. An awardee can be a provider of any level from an EMR to paramedic, nurse or physician. There is no year of service requirement. The individual must have made a significant impact on their individual service, statewide EMS or variety of services in their area or region. Some examples of this are direct patient care, quality assurance/improvement, training, professionalism, CISM, community awareness/education, legislation, political action, medical direction. An awardee can be an individual who has made significant contributions to the education of EMS providers through time, dedication and the amount of involvement with classes, Hall of Fame award may be presented posthumously. Award will be presented at Nebraska EMS Conferences. The Hall of Fame Award will be chosen by a unanimous vote by the the NEMSA Board of Directors.
NEMSA Presidential Award
This Award may be given to any person or persons that have made an impact on EMS in the state of Nebraska, EMS Conferences, EMS Education, and or EMS Legislation for NEMSA and EMS personnel in the State of Nebraska. This award is given and presented by the current NEMSA President at any NEMSA Awards Banquet. This award's criteria maybe changed or added to by the current NEMSA President at anytime of their term as they see fit.