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Paramedics honored

By Dave Published: May 20, 2011

I will be checking for more details on this news release next week. The Bath Township in Region 3 is the one in Summit County, the other one is near Lima. Also, an educator at AGMC was honored.

Dave Scott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                       May 16, 2011

Contact: China Dodley, Public Information Officer: (614) 466-2551



Division of EMS and Ohio ACEP to Host EMS Awards Ceremony
Ceremony to highlight dedication and service of EMS providers

during National EMS Week



The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services will hold its second annual EMS Awards ceremony this week in conjunction with the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (Ohio ACEP) 13 th annual EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony in celebration of National EMS Week (May 15-21).



Department of Public Safety Director, Thomas P. Charles

Division of Emergency Medical Services Interim Executive Director, Ellen Owens

State Board of Emergency Medical Services, Jim Davis

State Medical Director, Carol Cunningham, M.D.

Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Laura Tiberi
EMS providers representing various agencies in Ohio



The Ohio Department of Transportation Auditorium

1980 W. Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43223           



Wednesday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.



Each day in Ohio, EMS providers save lives and perform countless acts of caring, kindness and service to their community. These awards are a tribute to those individuals and organizations whose overall contributions go beyond their basic duties and responsibilities and represent the finest traditions of their profession.


Throughout EMS Week (May 15-21), state and local planners will hold activities honoring paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders, firefighters and police. EMS providers also will educate the public about injury prevention, safety awareness and medical emergencies.


2011 Ohio EMS Awards recipients :


  • EMT-Basic of the Year­­­-- Dustin Ruehle, Findlay

  • EMT-Intermediate of the Year--Roxanne Jones, Bowling Green

  • EMT-Paramedic of the Year-- Randall Johann, Cincinnati,

  • Emergency Medical Service of the Year-- Liberty Township Fire Department,
    Delaware County

  • Volunteer Emergency Medical Service of the Year--Putnam County EMS

  • Emergency Medical Services for Children Provider of the Year --Stephanie Bittner,
    EMT-P, Cincinnati

  • EMS Medical Director of the Year --William “Randy” Marriott, MD., Dayton  

The 2011 EMS Star of Life Awards recipients:


Region 1: Miami Township Fire & EMS and University Air Care
Region 2: Huber Heights Fire Division
Region 3: Bath Township Fire Department
Region 4: Citizen's Ambulance Service and Wakeman Fire District
Region 5: The Columbus Division of Fire Medic 18 2 Unit
Region 6: New Concord Fire Department
Region 7: Central Fire District
Region 8: Bath Fire Department
Region 9: Brooklyn Fire Department
Region 10: Western Reserve Joint Fire District


Frank Giampetro Distinguished EMS Educator Award recipient:


Scott Martin, Director of Paramedic Education and Emergency Management

at Akron General Medical Center.






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