Star Of Life Award Presented To Bradley County Responders

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service has won the EMS Star of Life Award for 2013. The emergency response call that was recognized was the response to Rubbermaid in Cleveland on Jan. 23, 2012 involving an employee, David Simonds, who suffered a cardiac arrest. The key to Mr. Simonds survival was the quick activation of 911 and implementation of the on-site AED by John Montgomery and Jim Floyd.

The EMS Star of Life event is designed to honor the accomplishments of EMS personnel from all regions of Tennessee who provide exemplary life-saving care to adult and pediatric patients. The goal of the award is to recognize exceptional front-line care, with a focus on agencies and providers who are the initial care responders.  

The ceremony included a presentation of the actual adult or pediatric patient scenarios and reunited the EMS caregivers with the individuals they treated. Recipients were chosen from each of the eight EMS regions in the state. This is the premier event in Tennessee to recognize and honor pre-hospital providers.

The awards presentation took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.

Bradley County EMS, Cleveland/ Bradley 911, The Cleveland Fire Department, and first responders from Rubbermaid were recognized and received a Star of Life pin and trophy. The Survivor David Simonds and his wife Ashley were on stage as well. Mr. Simonds received the Survivor’s Award.

This is the fourth year Bradley County EMS has won this prestigious award since its inception five years ago. The organization that is responsible for this entire event is The Tennessee Emergency Services for Children. They recognized emergency services from all eight regions in Tennessee for responses to adult and pediatric emergency calls. Bradley County EMS is in region 3.  

“It is humbling to once again see our dedicated paramedics and EMT’s be recognized for their hard work and outstanding patient care," said EMS Chief Danny Lawson.  "I am very proud of them.”

Award recipients were; From Bradley County EMS: Marisol Burke – Critical Care Paramedic, Luke Fisher – Paramedic, Eric Walters – Paramedic, Nicky Norwood – Emergency Medical Technician. 

Cleveland Fire Department: Chad Haun – Firefighter, Jeremiah Million – Firefighter, Tim Myers – Engineer, James Rogers – Captain

Cleveland /Bradley 911: Becky Anderson, Lisa Ruth, Cynthia Hicks. 

Rubbermaid First Responders: John Montgomery and Jim Floyd.



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