Last week Loudoun County earned the following prestigious nominations in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community:
- Assistant Chief Randy Breton of the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad has been recognized with the 2012 Northern Virginia Regional Award for Excellence in EMS. The criteria for the award: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the statewide Virginia emergency medical services system, and has demonstrated a commitment to a comprehensive, integrated system of emergency medical services throughout the Commonwealth.
- Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad has been recognized as the 2012 Outstanding EMS Agency for the region. The criteria for the award: An EMS agency that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to its community; whose high level of patient care is evident by innovative training, community awareness, preventive health programs, public relations efforts and participation in local, regional and statewide EMS systems.
Chief Breton and Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad will go on to compete for the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS as the representatives of Northern Virginia. The Governor’s selection will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium in November.
The Northern Virginia Regional EMS Council serves Loudoun County, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Manassas, and Airports Authority with a combined population of over 2.3 million. The Council assists in planning and coordinating the region’s emergency medical services, supports the provision of educational opportunities for our EMS providers, facilitates public EMS needs, and assists EMS agencies with certification, testing, and funding opportunities.