Medical Service Awards
categories and criteria for the awards are listed below.
To see a list of previous recipients
of the award, click on the award's title.
who, not in the regular line of duty, performs life-saving, limb-saving,
or medical techniques in a medical emergency. Shows quick-thinking,
common sense, and initiative to save a life or reduce injury.
person who performs meritorious service above and beyond expectations
of the job.
- EMS Administrator
person who successfully develops a new approach, technique, device,
etc., to improve EMS in Alaska, and/or for an outstanding administrator
in an EMS agency or service.
George Longenbaugh was a pioneer in Alaska EMS. This award honors
a physician who exemplifies leadership and dedication to EMS systems
and, through his or her efforts, has significantly promoted the
Alaska EMS system.
Educator of the Year
award is given to a State certified ETT or EMT Instructor, who is
dedicated to quality instruction and promoting the best in prehospital
care or has made an outstanding contribution to EMS education.
Ann Peters Memorial Award
Melissa Ann Peters Memorial Award is given in memory of a young
nurse whose untimely death prompted her family and friends to remember
her by honoring other nurses who have contributed in a special way
to the encouragement of EMS skills, efforts and education.
Ambulance Service Award
criteria for selection of the Outstanding Ambulance are the
following: 1) heroic performance on a special occasion, such
as a mass casualty response or 2) outstanding success in providing
year-round community service and in gaining support and involvement
of the entire community in its service and educational activities.
In short, an ambulance service will be chosen that exemplifies
in some way the outstanding service that all our ambulance
organizations and rescue squads provide to Alaska.
Awards and Commendations
Awards and Commendations may be awarded by the Alaska Council
on EMS in addition to the Governor's Awards in one or more
of the following categories for outstanding service: air medical
services, injury prevention programs, outstanding employees
associated with an EMS organization for longevity and service,
and foundations and or service organizations which provide
support to EMS activities.
All-Alaska EMT Skills Competition is staged every year at
the Annual EMS Symposium. A list of specific criteria by which
the teams will be judged, as well as the criteria for tie-breaking,
is distributed to all teams who participate. Trophies, plaques,
and prizes are awarded to the top teams during the awards