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Emergency Medical Service Awards


EMS Administrator Award

A person who successfully develops a new approach, technique or device to improve EMS in Alaska, and/or for an outstanding administrator in an EMS agency or service.

2016

Skip Richards, EMT

2015

Jonathan Thomas, EMT-3

2014

Tom Dean, EMT-3

2011

David Rockney, MICP, Fairbanks — In recognition of his EMS advocacy and leadership as training coordinator for the Interior Region EMS Council and as assistant chief of the Steese Volunteer Fire Department.

2010

Dr. Ray Andreassen, Delta Junction — In recognition of his outstanding leadership and guidance for over 20 years in working with Delta Junction EMS to ensure that quality patient care is available to the people of Delta and the surrounding area.

2009

Charles Lean — In recognition of his lifelong commitment as a leader, mentor, advisor, administrator and friend to the EMS system in the Norton Sound Region and throughout Alaska.

2007

Valerie DeFrance of Hope, in recognition of her 20 years of service as a provider, administrator and educator, and her dedication to her community, students, and the EMS profession.

2006

Teresa Seybert, Dillingham, Bristol Bay EMS Sub-Regional Coordinator

2005

George Keeney, Valdez Fire Chief

2004

Martha Moore, Juneau - Program Manager, State Injury Prevention and Surveillance Program

2003

Ronni Sullivan, Anchorage - Executive Director, Southern Region EMS Council

2002


Sue Hecks, Seldovia - EMS Coordinator, Kenai Penninsula EMS Council

2001

Aggie Lie, Kotzebue - EMS Director, Maniilaq Assn. EMS

1999

Bobbi Leichty, Sitka -Executive Director Southeast Region EMS Council, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and achievements in developing, administering, and coordinating the EMS system in Southeast Alaska

1998

Janette McArthur, Dillingham -EMS Coordinator, Bristol Bay Area Health Corp., Dillingham


1995

Darlene Guzman, EMT-I, Dispatch Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, Ketchikan Fire Dept., in recognition of her development of a dispatch course oriented towards rural Alaska

1994

Matt Anderson, Juneau - Manager, State EMS unit, in recognition of his outstanding innovations and achievements in developing and coordinating an EMS training and certification program in the State of Alaska

1993

Mark Johnson, Juneau - Section Chief, State Community Health and EMS Unit, in recognition of years devoted to the administration of an outstanding EMS system in Alaska at the local, regional and state levels and for his successful EMS efforts as part of national and international organizations

1992

Craig Lewis, Fairbanks - for his administration of Interior Region EMS Council

1991

Thomas Scott, formerly of Anchorage - for his administration of Southern Region EMS Council, his work on the regional and state levels, and for helping to bring CISD teams to Alaska

1990

Doug Cronlund, Petersburg


1988

Aggie Lie, EMT-III, Kotzebue - for her administrative and training achievements as EMS Director for Maniilaq Association/NANA Region

1987

Norm Miller, MICP, Florida - former Battalion Chief of EMS Training for the Anchorage Fire Department, past ACEMS Chair and long-time member, work in CISD

1986

Larry Langston, MICP, EMS Coordinator, Anchorage Fire Dept. and Ann Gabler, MICP - for their coordination with Allied Health Sciences to develop and begin an A.A.S. degree in paramedical training at the Anchorage Community College

1985

Jeannie Ostnes Rinear, Fairbanks - former Director of Interior Region EMS Council, EMS administrator for 9 years & paramedic courses


1984

Steve LaFevers, Fairbanks - a pioneer in EMT training, EMT-II development for rural areas, and textbook development

1983
Michael Senta, M.D., Mat-Su EMS Medical Director, Palmer - for leadership in developing outstanding borough-wide EMS system and exemplary role as EMS medical director


1982

Tim Samuelson, M.D., Anchorage - developed standards and guidelines for a comprehensive EMS system; State EMS Medical Director


1981

Don Leatherman, recently retired federal official - for his work as an EMS consultant for Region X, representing Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon with federal EMS program since 1974

1980

Fran McAfee, EMS Coordinator, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. - for educational programs uniquely appropriate to western Alaska and for her role in developing EMS for bush Alaska

1979

Roy Davie, Willow - retired communications engineer who assured reliable communications between isolated communities and medical resources

1978

Bill and Nancy Savage - developed Arctic First Aid Filmstrip series about First Aid in Bush Alaska