Department of Pediatrics

EMS for Children State Partnership Crew of the Year Award

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13th annual EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award

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In honor of EMS for Children Day 2022, the Texas EMS for Children State Partnership is now accepting nominations for the 13th annual EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award. This award is granted to an EMS crew or station who has displayed outstanding care for a child in an emergency medical or trauma event, demonstrated exceptional effort in the development of pediatric training or quality improvement programs, or was instrumental in planning and conducting creative injury prevention programs.

The awards will be presented to the winning nomination during a ceremony on the National Emergency Medical Services for Children day on May 20, 2022. Recipients will receive, individual certificates of appreciation, and a plaque for their station or crew quarters recognizing them as champions in the emergency care for children in Texas.

Thank you for helping us recognize the men and women who go above and beyond to serve the children in our communities.

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2020 EMSC Crew of the Year – Acadian Ambulance, Southeast Texas Region, Beaumont

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We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Texas EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award is Paramedic Heather Waites and EMT Ryan Wilkenfeld of Acadian Ambulance of Texas, Southeast Texas Region, Beaumont. Paramedic Waites and EMT Wilkenfeld received this award for outstanding care of a child in a trauma event.

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2019 EMSC Crew of the Year - Friendswood EMS & Friendswood Police Department

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The EMSC State Partnership presented the 2019 EMSC Crew of The Year Award to Officer Lundry Reynell, Officer Ashley Hempel, EMT David McCord, Officer Shaun McCaffrey, Officer Marcelo Bini, Officer James Ruthdtrom, EMS Assistant Chief Roy Hunter, EMS Captain Blake Brazzel, Paramedic Andrew Chalk, EMT Mark Lavelle and their colleagues at Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department and Friendswood Police Department. These dedicated professionals have gone above and beyond the call of duty to assure the highest possible quality of pediatric emergency medical care.

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2018 EMSC Crew of the Year - Plano Fire-Rescue

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May 21-25, 2018 was EMS Week and May 23 was EMS for Children Day. After careful review of the nominations submitted for the 2018 Crew of the Year Award, we are pleased announce that this year’s Crew of the Year is Plano Fire and Rescue, submitted by Deputy Chief, EMS Section, Matt Nelson. Chief Nelson submitted a nomination to recognize Fire Fighter Anthony DiMarco and Plano Fire-Rescue’s Medical Director Dr. Mark Gamber for their efforts to develop a Length-Based Resuscitation Tape that has improved Plano Fire and Rescue’s pediatric resuscitation outcomes. Read the full-text of nomination below. The award to FF DiMarco and Dr. Gamber was presented on EMS for Children Day May 23 in Plano.

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