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Delaware State Ambulance Association makes annual EMS awards

Sep 18, 2008

The Delaware State Ambulance Association then held its annual awards and installation banquet at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Dover, Delaware.

After 4 days of continuing EMS education featuring special guest and national EMS speaker Michael Smith of Tacoma, Washington,  as well as James Slattery of NAEMT and the National EMS Museum Foundation, Delaware’s annual EMS conference recently concluded on Wednesday evening, September 10th. The Delaware State Ambulance Association then held its annual awards and installation banquet at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Dover, Delaware.

 

The evening started with a special tribute for the unfortunate loss of Sussex County Paramedic Stephanie Callaway. On hand were the Callaway Family, Sussex County EMS Color Guard, fellow paramedics and Sussex County VFA Chaplain Charles Arnold who conducted the ceremony.

 

With over 200 in attendance, the banquet also included the presence of the honorable Lt. Governor John Carney and State Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn, who both help in the awards presentation. This year’s winners were broken into 3 categories as follows:

  • Heroism & Courage to the “Delaware Air National Guard” 142nd AES.
  • Heroic EMT of the Year to EMTs “Susan Willis” & “Charles Evans” from the Holloway Terrace Fire Company. 
  • EMS Lifetime Achievement to “James Cina” of the Bridgeville Fire Company. 

In addition 9 Special Heroic recognition awards were presented as well to the following:

  • Cory Atkins
  • Mercy Berry
  • Frank DeFord Jr.
  • Anthony Donofrio
  • David Hammerer
  • Debbie Holding
  • Glenn Ludtke
  • Craig Wells
  • Michael Wisseman

With past DVFA & Holloway Terrace President Ed Barlow conducting the installation honors, the following DSAA officers were installed as the new officers for 2008-2009:

 

President: 

Charles Evans,

Holloway Terrace Fire Company

1st Vice President:                    

Naomi “P J “ Gosch    

Bowers Fire Company

2nd Vice President:                   

Robert Jones               

Delmar Fire Company

Treasurer:                                

David Dixon                

Gumboro Fire Company

Secretary:  

W. Mike McMichael   

Delaware City Fire Company

Past President Director:           

Wendy Lowe              

Laurel Fire Company

 

The Delaware State Ambulance Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions towards financing the banquet and conference:

 

Choice Marketing                                 Delaware Office of EMS

Delaware State Fire School                  Med-tronics Physio Control

Professional Associates                        Shore Emergency Educators    

Southeastern Medical                           VCI