Central Shenandoah EMS Council opens nominations for Regional EMS Award Program

newspaper-headerCentral Shenandoah EMS Council is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Regional EMS Awards program. This regional program consists of 11 state level EMS awards and two local awards. The regional recognition program honors the exceptional contributions of EMS providers in the Central Shenandoah Valley make to their communities.

Nominations are open to the public and must be submitted through the Council’s website, www.csems.vaems.org/awards. All nominations will be reviewed by the CSEMS Regional Awards Committee and the winners will be announced on July 24, 2013 at an awards ceremony sponsored by the CSEMS Council at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. The deadline for submissions is May 15 at 5 p.m.

CSEMS Regional first place winners will be forwarded to the Virginia Office of EMS for consideration at the state level for one of the coveted Governor’s EMS Awards. The Governor’s EMS Awards are announced at the annual Virginia EMS Symposium to be held in Norfolk, Virginia this November.

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council serves the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro. The regional EMS council is an integral part of Virginia’s comprehensive EMS system. It serves to assess, identify, coordinate, plan and implement an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system in partnership with the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Governor’s EMS Advisory Board.

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