THIS WEBSITE Is
solely own and operated by the NW GA EMS SYSTEMS Inc, a 501C3
corporation. NW GA EMS Systems Inc. is not a
division of, nor directly associated with, the Northwest Georgia
Emergency Medical Services Council, the Georgia Office of EMS &
Trauma, or Region 1 Office of EMS & Trauma.
The board of
directors for NW GA EMS System Inc are EMS Professionals and
Associated Stakeholders from around NW Georgia, whose purpose is
to receive and distribute funding from various grants and entities
for the primary purpose of providing educational opportunities for
EMS Agencies located in the 16-county area of Region 1
EMS/Northwest Georgia. Its other function is to solicit donations
and provide payment for associated costs of the annual Region 1
EMS Awards Banquet in Northwest Georgia.
The Websites sole purpose is
to provide information regarding EMS related information that
affects those working in, or associated with, EMS Services,
educational entities, and other stakeholders within Northwest
Georgia. Some things you may see are information regarding
notifications from the GA Office of EMS & Trauma or Regional OEMS
office, the NW GA EMS Council, and/or contacts for NW GA EMS
Systems Inc, the NW GA EMS Council, the Region 1 OEMS office
and/or the GA Office of EMS. This information is solely for
assisting these organizations with dissemination of information.
Questions concerning this
website or NW GA EMS Systems Inc shall be directed to the
Webmaster of this site, and not the Region 1 Office of EMS, GA
Office of EMS and Trauma, or the Northwest Georgia EMS Council.
2018 Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE IS NOV. 30
forget: GEMSA is seeking nominations for its annual
are due November 30, 2018 at 5 pm.
award nomination forms are online. Just fill in
the information, upload your nomination statement and
nominee photo, and hit submit! It is that easy! Click on
an award name below for more details and to view the
Award categories include:
Pay close attention to the information needed for each
individual award. Also, please make sure to use the online
form for each state awards nomination and not the forms that
are used for the region awards programs.
Find all the nomination forms
and complete details at
Nominations are due Nov. 30, 2018, so submit yours today!
Award winners will be recognized at an awards reception in 2019.
Watch our website for more details when they are announced.
Please take time to nominate those deserving EMS
professionals across the state for these prestigious awards.
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
SCOTT LEWIS NAMED EMS REGION 1 RTAC COORDINATOR
Dena Abston and David Foster have announced Scott Lewis, B.S.,
NRP from Hamilton EMS as the EMS Region 1 RTAC Coordinator.
Scott previously was employed by Walker County Fire/EMS as a
Station Captain; receiving his B.S. in Fire Service
Administration from Anna Maria College; and as a paramedic at
Walker County Fire/EMS; Hamilton County EMS; Hutcheson Medical
Center EMS; Puckett EMS and Hamilton Medical Center EMS. He also
served as an adjunct instructor at Georgia Northwestern
Technical College. Welcome aboard Scott.
EMS Safety Course
December 10, 2018
The Northwest Georgia EMS Systems Inc. in conjunction with
Ambucare EMS and Haralson County Fire is offering the EMS
Safety Course on December 10, 2018 at West Georgia Technical
College. This course is offered at no cost to participants
thanks to funding from a Georgia Trauma Commission grant.
West Georgia Technical College - Murphy Campus
Murphy Campus Blvd
Waco, GA 30182
Upstairs – back hallway of the main
building. Room 2127B
Randy Pierson to register.
PIERSON NAMED AS REGION 1 EMS TRAINING COORDINATOR
Pierson has been named as the Region 1 EMS Training
Coordinator. Jordan worked as a firefighter level 2/paramedic
at Paulding County Fire Rescue; Captain at Floyd Medical
Center EMS; a clinical coordinator/level 2 EMS Instructor at
Faithful Guardian Training Center and is on the Board of
Directors of Northwest Georgia EMS Systems Inc. Welcome
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