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National Safety in EMS Award


The National EMS Safety Council (NEMSSC) has established the National Safety in EMS Award to annually recognize an organization which has significantly contributed to advancing EMS practitioner and/or patient safety.

The organization selected to receive this annual award will have demonstrated achievement of one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Implemented activities that advance the Strategy for a National EMS Culture of Safety.
  2. Utilized proactive leadership to inspire all EMS personnel to practice safe work habits.
  3. Actively advocated for EMS Safety.

The 2020 National Safety in EMS Award recipient organization will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and one representative of the organization will receive a travel stipend and free registration to attend EMS Today, March 2-6, 2020 in Tampa, FL. Representatives of the winning organization will be officially recognized at the 2020 EMS Today Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, March 3, and publicized by all 14 organizations participating in NEMSSC.

Nominations and Eligibility

Nomination Deadline—January 15, 2020
This award will be given to an EMS agency which may submit a nomination on its own behalf, or may be submitted by another individual or organization. All nominations will be reviewed by the NEMSSC Safety in EMS Award Sub-Committee, which will select the award recipient for each year.

To nominate an EMS agency, please fully complete the nomination form below and attach a supporting narrative that addresses each of the following items.

  1. Describe a process or change that was implemented to correct or improve a safety issue.
  2. Describe any challenges that were faced by the nominated agency in this effort and how the agency addressed it.
  3. Provide examples of advocacy or leadership by the nominated agency that merit consideration for this award.
  4. Describe the effectiveness and results of the nominated agency’s advocacy or leadership.
  5. Please include any additional supporting documents, pictures or videos.

Note: Nominations will be evaluated based on the extent to which the narrative addresses the award criteria.   

Safety in EMS Award Nomination Form

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Attach up to three (3) supporting documents (optional)

Attach up to three (3) supporting documents (optional)
Attach up to three (3) supporting documents (optional)
Attach up to three (3) supporting documents (optional)