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The nomination process for the 2019 awards for northwest Georgia Region 1 EMS begins at midnight on December 31, 2018 and ends at midnight on January 31, 2019. All nominations will again be made only by the internet. The button to access the on-line nomination process is located above and labeled Awards Submission.


The Region 1 EMS Awards Nomination Website is now active. Nominations can be made until 2359hrs 1/31/2019 at which time the system will automatically shut down.


The link to the nomination site is 


You will need to email me for your user name and password. All Agencies have one already in the system. If you are not an Licensed EMS/MFR/Air Medical Agency in Region 1, you will need to request a username and password. It will take me a day or so to set you up and email you the information.

You MUST USE either Chrome, Safari or Firefox Web Browser to use the system. It still does not work properly with MS Internet Explorer.

 David Foster

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 Gaylor 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 on March 14, 2019 at the West Georgia Technical College, Murphy Campus in Waco Georgia at 6:00 p.m.



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?


County:                Member 1                                                           Member2___________


Bartow                 Richard A. Griffin III, M.D.***                     Mrs. Cola Mae Vaughan


Catoosa                John O. Wiggins, Attorney                            Roger Bowman


Chattooga           Mike Carmon                                                     Herman E. Spivey, M.D.


Cherokee            John D. Whitmire                                             Steven Pettit


Dade                     Mrs. Patti Connell, RN*                                 Johnny Crabtree


Fannin                  Richard Stanley                                                 Robert Graham


Floyd                     James M. Kelley, M.D.*                                 Stanley Payne


Gordon                John R. McGauley, M.D. *                             W.S. (Buddy) Autry


Gilmer                  J.T. Dale                                                               Vacant


Haralson              Herman A. Cantrell*                                       Mike Ellis


Murray                 Bruce A. Satterfield                                         Larry Ballew


Paulding               James H. Benson*                                           Ms. Hallie Few


Pickens                 Victor E. Vandegriff                                         Herbert T. White


Polk                       Clinton Lester Jr. *                                           Miss Mamie Hammock, RN


Walker                  James H. Creel Jr. M.D.* *                             Robert S. Gammon


Whitfield             Leonard Whaley                                               Conrad H. Easley, M.D.


*** Chairman

** Regional Medical Director

* Executive Committee


Health District 1.1 Health Director            Virginia Hamilton M.D.

Regional EMS coordinator                            Frank Tidwell

EMS Project Director                                      David Loftin














A new webpage has been created to give information on EMS course availability. Please click here to access the page



The next Region 1 Regional Trauma Advisory Committee meeting and EMS Council meeting will be held on January 24, 2019 @ Trinity Baptist Church, 1170 Rome Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701 Calhoun GA.


The RTAC will Meet from 10A – 12N

Council will Meet from 11A - approx 230P

From 11A-12N Dr Woodson with Pulsara will be here to discuss their Seamless Communication System for Hospitals and Pre-Hospital Systems. We will be looking at possibly doing a Pilot for the state in partnership with all of our Regions, Pre-hospital providers, Hospitals, The Region/State EMS office, Trauma Commission and RTAC.


We highly Encourage that at least one person from each Hospitals Administration plan to attend the 11A-12N Session so that you can learn about the project and how it can benefit you with your internal communications, beyond the pre-hospital component.

Lunch will be served at 11A during the presentation.

 If you are not a Council or RTAC Voting Member, please email me if you will be attending by Friday, January 18th so we can make sure we have a head count for the meal vendor.






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 needed.




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