Congratulations to Award Winners!

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ROANOKE-May 31, 2018: The Western Virginia EMS Council and the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance joined last night to present awards to outstanding persons, programs and organizations in several categories. You can view the live stream of this event on FACEBOOK. (Special thanks to Heidi Hooker and Ryan Scarbrough of the Old Dominion EMS Alliance for providing the live streaming services!) The 2018 winners are:

For the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance Healthcare Preparedness Awards

  • Outstanding Individual - Becky McCabe, Virginia Department of Health, Western Region Emergency Coordinator
  • Outstanding Organization - Virginia Veterans Care Center
  • Outstanding Partner - City of Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services, Emergency Management
  • Legacy Award - Charles Lane, MD, Carilion Clinic Emergency Medicine

For the Western Virginia EMS Council Regional EMS Awards

  • Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Dispatcher - Devon Frazier, New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority
  • Outstanding Prehospital Provider - Matt Sacra, Roanoke County Fire & Rescue
  • Outstanding EMS Administrator - Dave English, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS - Sara Beth Dinwiddie, Carilion Clinic
  • Outstanding Prehospital Educator - Paul (PJ) Fleenor, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Outstanding EMS Agency - Vinton First Aid Crew
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior ($1,000 scholarship) - Connor Moran, Christiansburg Rescue 
  • Dr. Cheryl B. Haas Award for Outstanding EMS Physician - Paul Frantz, M.D., Carilion Clinic Cardiac Services
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response - Near Southwest Medical Reserve Corps
  • Award for Excellence in EMS - Jason Ferguson, Botetourt County Fire & EMS
  • Benny Summerlin Award for Service to Local Government - Steven D. Eanes, Henry County Sheriff's Department 

Congratulations all of the nominees, and especially to all of this year's winners! 


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