National EMS Awards of Excellence

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NAEMT EMT of the Year Award

NAEMT Paramedic of the Year Award

Educator of the Year

Ferneau Award logo
IMPACT Volunteer Service Award
NAEMT Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizing outstanding achievement in the EMS profession.

Each year, NAEMT collaborates with other national EMS organizations to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in EMS. By submitting a nomination, you not only recognize the candidate, you also honor and recognize the EMS profession — and all EMS professionals — who provide quality emergency patient care to their communities every day.

2014 Award Nominations will be accepted until August 1, 2014.

The National EMS Awards of Excellence are awarded in the following categories:

Award recipients receive a monetary award, three core program registrations, plus $1,100 for travel and lodging at the 2014 EMS World Expo/NAEMT Annual Meeting, November 9-13, in Nashville, Tennessee. Award recipients are announced in EMS World Magazine and recognized at the opening ceremony of EMS World Expo. The "EMT of the Year," "Paramedic of the Year," "Educator of the Year," "Paid Service of the Year" and "Volunteer Service of the Year" awards also are presented at the NAEMT General Membership Meeting and are recognized in NAEMT News.  

Lifetime Achievement Award

The most prestigious award granted by NAEMT is the Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Applications are not accepted for this award. Rather, an outstanding professional working in the field of EMS is chosen. 

View past award winners here

If you have any questions about our awards or the application process, please contact us at or 1-800-346-2368.