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CT EMS Awards

These awards have been in existence since 1983 and were previously the purview of the Connecticut Emergency Medical Service Foundation. Since 2012, the Council of Regional Chairpersons (CORC) has taken a lead role in soliciting nominations and determining the recipients of the awards.

Governor’s Award – For EMS Organizations

This award was established to recognize and commend an EMS Organization, whether career or volunteer in structure, that has enhanced the understanding and support of the EMS System through their public service, community education and contributions to a city, town, region or the state as a whole.

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Connecticut Public Health Commissioner’s Award

For an individual who has positively impacted the EMS system. The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual that has made an impact on pre-hospital care. The award provides an opportunity for the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health to recognize the talents and accomplishments of an individual’s promotion of the Emergency Medical Services System as a Public Health entity. The candidate may be nominated for efforts and accomplishments at the town, regional or state levels, and may be for participation on EMS committees, councils, organizations, or communications.

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Dr. Richard L. Judd Award

For Excellence of Lifetime Service Nationally. The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual whose work has made a lasting and significant impact on EMS at the national or international level.

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Dr. A.E. Hertzler Knox Award

The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual whose work has made a lasting and significant impact on EMS in Connecticut.

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Gillooly – Lawton Award

For Exceptional Providers who consider EMS a vocation. The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual whose chosen career is Emergency Medical Services. This award is named for Carol Gillooly and William Lawton who were killed in the line of duty.

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George A. Ganung Volunteer of the Year Award

The intent of this award is to recognize and commend a volunteer for his/her dedication to the service of others in his or her community. While recognizing one volunteer, the award recipient is an example of the tireless efforts of volunteers throughout Connecticut.

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Distinguished Achievement Award

This award recognizes and commends individuals who have given of their time and talents to improve the level of pre-hospital care. The candidate’s contribution may be to any facet of pre-hospital care at the town, regional or state level, and may be for direct patient care or for active participation on committees, councils, organizations, or communications.

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Dr. Mark E. Quigley Award – A Physician Award

The intent of this award is to recognize and commend a physician who demonstrates exemplary qualities as a teacher, visionary, and executor of the highest quality pre-hospital emergency medical care.

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Paul Winfield Smith Award – For Educational Excellence

The intent of the Paul Winfield Smith Instructional Achievement Award is to recognize and commend an EMS educator who excels as an instructor and/or has made a significant contribution to EMS through education.

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Gerald Ferrari Award

For “Behind the Scene” Supporters of EMS. The Gerald Ferrari Award was established to recognize and commend individuals who are “behind the scene” supporters of Emergency Medical Services in Connecticut who are not necessarily EMS practitioners, but rather, the unsung heroes whose work often goes on behind the scene and typically goes unnoticed and unappreciated.

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Legislator of the Year Award

The intent of this award is to recognize a legislator that has demonstrated legislative leadership and support for Emergency Medical Services in the State of Connecticut.

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2018 WINNERS

2018 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – AMR, Hartford/Northeast Division
CT Public Health Commissioner’s Award – Peter Canning
Richard L. Judd Award – Robert “Red” McKeon
Dr. AE Hertzler Knox Award – John Quinlavin
George A. Ganung Award – Tom Lenart
Distinguished Achievement Award – Blair Balmforth
Paul Winfield Smith Award – CEMSAB Education & Training Committee

2017 WINNERS

2017 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – Manchester Rescue-EMS Department
CT Public Health Commissioner’s Award – Art Groux
Gillooly-Lawton Award – Helen “Bunnie” McQuilton
George A. Ganung Award – Laura Bramucci
Distinguished Achievement Award – George Fargo
Distinguished Achievement Award – Erin Smith
Paul Winfield Smith Award – Kevin Scott Brown

2016 WINNERS

2016 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – Trumbull EMS
CT Public Health Commissioner’s Award – Maria C. Wilson
Gillooly-Lawton Award – Joseph Soto
George A. Ganung Award – Audrie Babineau
Distinguished Achievement Award – Erin Maloney
Dr. Mark E. Quigley Award – Dr. William Begg III
Legislator of the Year Award – J.P. Sredzinski

2015 WINNERS

2015 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – Stratford EMS
Paul Winfield Smith Award – Karen Marino
Distinguished Achievement Award – J. David Olsson
Gillooly-Lawton Award – William Ackley
George A. Ganung Award – Viola Watson
Gerald Ferrari Award – Michael A. Paoletto

2014 WINNERS

2014 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – Trumbull EMS
CT Public Health Commissioner’s Award – C. Steven Wolf, MD
Paul Winfield Smith Award – Michael Zacchera
Distinguished Achievement Award – Windsor EMS
Gillooly-Lawton Award – John Spencer
Dr. Mark E. Quigley Award – Richard Kamin, MD

2013 WINNERS

2014 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – New Britain EMS
CT Public Health Commissioner’s Award – Greg Allard, American Ambulance
Dr. AE Hertzler Knox Award – Judith Reynolds, Essex Ambulance
George A. Ganung Award – Ron Hammer, Darien EMS Post 53
Paul Winfield Smith Award – Raffaella Coler, Hartford Hospital
Distinguished Achievement Award – Robert Ziegler, ERM
Gerald Ferrari Award – Chris Bowen, Eastford Fire & Rescue
Legislator of the Year Award – Jason Perillo AND  Terry Geratanna

2012 WINNERS

2014 WINNERS

Governor’s Award – ASM AND Coventry Volunteer Fire Association
CT Public Health Commissioner’s Award – Carin Van Gelder Johnson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Richard L. Judd Award – Terry DeVito, Capital Comm. College
Dr. AE Hertzler Knox Award – Merril L. Seney, Community Fire Company
Gillooly-Lawton Award – Shayne Kettle, KB Ambulance
George A. Ganung Award – Michael Moraveck, Echo Hose Ambulance
Paul Winfield Smith Award – EMSI Curriculum Development Group:  Terry DeVito, Raffaella Coler, David Tauber, Richard Judd
Dr. Mark E. Quigley Award – Dr. Kyle McClaine, William W. Backus Hospital
Gerald Ferrari Award – JT Dunn, Common Cents EMS Supply
Legislator of the Year Award – Linda Orange, Colchester/East Haddam AND Kevin Ryan, Bozrah/Franklin/Lebanon/Montville

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