SOURCE: Cygnus Business Media

August 31, 2011 16:34 ET

Award: National EMS Awards of Excellence Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievement

FORT ATKINSON, WI--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Fort Atkinson, WI (August 31, 2011) -- The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and EMS World, in conjunction with the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) and the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), established the National EMS Awards of Excellence program to recognize outstanding achievement in the EMS profession.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's awards:

* NAEMT 2011 EMT of the Year sponsored by Braun Industries: William (Bill) Rise, EMT-I, Grant-Roberts County (SD) Ambulance Service

* NAEMT 2011 Paramedic of the Year sponsored by EMS World: Anne Edwards, NREMT-P, Indianapolis EMS

* National EMS Management Association Executive of the Year sponsored by Nasco: Chief Tom Quillin, Leon County Emergency Medical Service, Tallahassee, FL

* EMS World Magazine Volunteer Service of the Year sponsored by Impact Instrumentation: Bay Shore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Bay Shore, NY

* Dick Ferneau Paid Service of the Year sponsored by Ferno: Sussex County EMS , Georgetown, DE

Complete profiles of the award winners are featured in the September 2011 issue of EMS World Magazine and online at

The nomination period for the 2012 National EMS Awards will open in March 2012. For more information, visit

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