Medical Service Awards
person who performs meritorious service above and beyond expectations
of the job.
- Brianne Gologergen, ETT, CHA and Danielle Reynolds, ETT, CHA, Savoonga — In recognition of their life-saving care to a patient with a gunshot wound in December 2010.
- Mike Moore, Seward —
In recognition of his more than 25 years of dedication to the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and his contributions to the surrounding communities.
- Soren Threadgill — In recognition of his vision, positive attitude and magnanimous heart in serving his community, region and state. His work to improve patient outcomes from strokes will effect positive changes for years to come.
- Virgie Hartley-McKeown of Willow — in recognition of forty years of dedicated EMS service to the community.
- Victoria Erickson of Nome, in recognition of her 15 years of exemplary and selfless service to the community of Nome and the Norton Sound.
- Timothy McKeown, EMT I -- Willow, who died in the line of duty and is honored posthumously for his long career in EMS.
- James West, Jr., EMT-- Nome, for his many years of dedicated service with the Volunteer Fire and Search and Rescue departments.
Buness, EMT I -
34 years of calm, professional and gentle service to
the state EMS system.
Sergent Kendall Greenleaf - Ft. Wainwright, for
his rescue of a severely-injured snow-machine operator
a mountain near the Gulkana Glacier
Kosacheff, EMT III - Bethel, the first woman in
Bethel to become a state-certified firefighter; Bethel Fire
Dept. Firefighter of the Year & also had the most EMS
runs of the year
Jason Bunch, EMT I -- USCG Kodiak, for extraordinary
efforts in a rescue situation
Vaden, EMT III – Nome, in recognition of 16 years
of dedication to EMS care in the Norton Sound Region
Askook – Iggiugig, in recognition of her
exemplary performance as an EMS provider
Crowe, EMT-III - Capital City Fire & Rescue, Juneau, in recognition of his years of service and his
outstanding patient care and role modeling for other EMTs
Peter, CHP - Galena Health Center, in recognition
of her years of service
Lary, EMT-III, Sitka Fire Dept. & USCG Air Station-
Sitka, in recognition of his patient care in his
professional medevac work and his volunteer work with the
Sitka Fire Dept.
Hunt, RN, EMT- Nome, in recognition of volunteer
work with Nome Volunteer Ambulance Service as well as work
as EMT Instructor and Nurse at Norton Sound Health Corporation
Komakhuk, EMT-I & Charles Lean, EMT-I- Nome, in
recognition of their dedication, caring & years of service
provided to patients & EMS providers in the Norton Sound
Nord, MICP- Cantwell, for her many years of involvement
in EMS, including obtaining advanced training and returning
to her community
V. Owens, MICP - Nome, for his EMS response to
entire Norton Sound area in addition to administrative duties
Lundqvist, Medevac Coordinator, Humana Hospital - Anchorage
V. Owens, MICP – Nome, for his EMS response
to entire Norton Sound area in addition to administrative
Freeman, EMT - MAST, Ft. Wainwright for special
Tagarook, EMT-I - Kaktovik for his leadership &
Fleming, RN, PA – Skagway, for years of service
& quality care
Isaacs, EMT II – Dillingham, for all-around
performance & years of quality care
Mercer - EMT-II - LaBouchere Bay, for being the
only EMT at the logging camp who serves all of northern
Prince of Wales Island, provides training in CPR & high-quality
Shafer - Capt. of Cordova Fire Dept. for development
of SAR for Cordova area & years of involvement to improve
EMS & SAR in Cordova area
Wilson Valentine, Chris Sims, & Kevin Shanders - University
of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Dept. for bravery &
competence in locating & rescuing 2 unconscious victims
from a burning apartment building
Karnofsky, EMT-II - Capt. of Wasilla Ambulance Service for
her outstanding qualities which are sought by all EMTs
Hild, EMT II/health education specialist – Barrow, for a drowning rescue
Burden - Whale Pass Logging Camp, for saving a
logging accident victim
Hulk, Asst. Fire Chief & EMT – Skagway, for
heroic action in rescue from a fall from an electric pole