KEITH WAGES ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION FROM OFFICE OF EMS IN JULY
Keith Wages, Director of the Georgia Office of EMS
and Trauma has announced that he will be resigning in June 1,
2019. This is his communication to his colleagues:
I have notified Dr. O’Neal that I will officially retire from DPH
effective June 1, 2019. Words cannot express how much I appreciate
him giving me the opportunity to return as State EMS Director in
2010 or how much I appreciate all of your support and hard work. I
am also very thankful that I have had the opportunity to serve as
President of the National Association of State EMS Officials since
September of 2016. It was a tremendous honor to represent Georgia
and the South Region in that role.
I am so proud of Georgia’s EMS community, and I am grateful that I
had the chance to serve with all of you. I wish you all the best.
NOMINATIONS PROCESS ENDS FOR 2019 REGION 1 EMS AWARDS
The nomination process for the 2019 awards for
northwest Georgia Region 1 EMS began at midnight on December 31,
2018 and ended at midnight on January 31, 2019. All nominations
will again be made only by the internet.
The Region 1 EMS Awards Nomination Website is not active now.
The link to the nomination site is https://www.nwgaems-region1awards.website
The awards will be:
EMT of the Year
Danny Hall Medic of the Year
Stanley Payne EMS Leadership Award
Dr. James H. Creel Jr. EMS Pioneer Award
Mike Miller EMS Educator of the Year
Dr. Virginia Hamilton Special Achievement Award
David Loftin Pediatric Call of the Year
Dr. A. Richard Gray Trauma Call of the Year
Tommy Gayler Medical Call of the Year
EMS Service of the Year
Dr. Paul "Nasty" Nassour Lifetime Achievement Award
The awards will be presented at the 2019 Awards Banquet
March 14, 2019 at the West Georgia Technical College, Murphy
Campus in Waco Georgia at 6:00 p.m.
Registration to attend the awards banquet will begin the first
week of February and the link will be posted on the Face Book page
and this website.
ORIGINAL REGION 1 EMS COUNCIL
Established August 15, 1979
Next year is the 40th anniversary of the formation of the EMS
Council. Can you locate any of these people for the celebration at
the 2019 EMS Awards Banquet?
A. Griffin III, M.D.*** Mrs. Cola Mae Vaughan
Catoosa John O.
Wiggins, Attorney Roger Bowman
E. Spivey, M.D.
Cherokee John D.
Whitmire Steven Pettit
Patti Connell, RN* Johnny Crabtree
James M. Kelley, M.D.* Stanley
Gordon John R.
McGauley, M.D. * W.S. (Buddy) Autry
A. Cantrell* Mike Ellis
A. Satterfield Larry
H. Benson* Ms. Hallie
E. Vandegriff Herbert T.
Clinton Lester Jr. *
Miss Mamie Hammock, RN
H. Creel Jr. M.D.* * Robert S. Gammon
Whaley Conrad H.
** Regional Medical Director
* Executive Committee
Health District 1.1 Health
Director Virginia Hamilton M.D.
coordinator Frank Tidwell
EMS Project Director
NEW WEBPAGE FOR COURSE AVAILABILITY
A new webpage has been created to give information on EMS course
availability. Please click here
to access the page
NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGION 1 EMS AWARDS BANQUET
176 Murphy Campus Boulevard in Waco, GA.
and greet from from 6-7, banquet starts at 7 with presentation
of colors by Honor Guard, followed by meal and the presentation
Use the following Google Map link for directions
GEORGIA EMS AWARD WINNERS
Dr. Joe Simon Pediatric Award of Excellence
Mandy Allen, Tiffany Casey, Matthew Marshall, Kody Odom, Jackie
Tim Peebles Champion of Children Excellence and Advocacy Award
Wanda Sue Maddox
B. Gillespie, MD, Distinguished Georgia E.M.S. Medical
Gary Solt, MD
Director of the Year Award
Educator of the Year Award
of the Year Award
Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award
Coffee Regional EMS
Bowns Excellence in Trauma Care Award
Dr. Zeb L.
Burrell, Jr. Distinguished Service Award
Dr. John B.
O’Neal, III EMS Pioneer Award
Samuel L. Stone, III
Joe Lane Cox
Excellence in EMS Award
Star of Life
Representative John Carson
Star of Life
Senator P.K. Martin
EMS DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TASKFORCE (DART) GUIDELINES V
William Channell is the new Strike Team #2 Strike Team Leader
(Floyd, Gordon, Murray & Whitfield Counties) for NW GA EMS DART.
He joins Dewayne Wilson (STL 1) Danny West (STL 3) and Carlton
Firestone (STL 4) as the DART STL’s…If you are in his Strike team
area, please make sure that y’all have each other’s
director/supervisor/24 hr contact info in case an activation is
12th ANNUAL TRAUMA SYMPOSIUM
JUNE 6-7, 2019
DAY 1 - TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE CONFERENCE
DAY 2- CADAVER AND SKILLS LAB
Registration begins February 1, 2019
for more details visit
19th ANNUAL CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL POTPOURRI
Children's Hospital of Chattanooga has announced it will sponsor
the 19th annual Children's Educational Potpourri on May 3, 2019 at
the Colonnade in Ringgold, GA. The cost will be $75 and you can
register at ColonnadeCenter.Tix.com. For more information visit
ChildrensatErlanger.org/cpc or contact Laurie Entley at