Erlanger Health System and LIFE FORCE honored area EMS personnel Wednesday at their annual Call of the Year Ceremony.
This year, LIFE FORCE’s Call of the Year awards recognized outstanding EMS, fire, and law enforcement personnel who go above and beyond the call, as nominated by LIFE FORCE crew members. The awards include “Call of the Year” awards for Pediatric, Trauma and Medical.
Call of the Year, Medical – Joshua Piotrowski and Abigaile Wilson of LIFE FORCE 6
Call of the Year, Pediatric – Anissa Duckett, AEMT; Tony O’Daniel, AEMT; and Tony Finnell, AEMT of Puckett EMS along with Firefighter Charlie Duckett and Firefighter Jeff Thompson of Meigs County Fire Department
Call of the Year, Trauma – Timothy Sharp, Paramedic, and Rachel Thornton, AEMT, of Dade County Puckett EMS
Earlier this week, three LIFE FORCE crews were honored at the annual Star of Life Awards ceremony in Nashville. LIFE FORCE crews were awarded the Region Three and Region Four awards as well as the State Star of Life award for their roles in medical calls this past year. LIFE FORCE crew members named in the awards include: Derek Ball, James Parker, Ben Hayne. Cody Wilson, Stephanie DeBerry, Anthony Nash, and Sam Greenwood.
EMS Week honors the first responders, EMS workers and Emergency Medicine personnel in the nation. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the work they do in the nation's communities. These men and women are responsible for delivering top-notch care to patients in their time of need. Erlanger is fortunate to work with these professionals, both on their team and in partnerships around the region, said officials. This year's theme is "EMS Strong: Stronger Together".