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2018 Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards NOMINATIONS DEADLINE IS NOV. 30

Don't forget: GEMSA is seeking nominations for its annual awards. Nominations are due November 30, 2018 at 5 pm.
All 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 nomination form.

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.



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




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

176 Murphy Campus Blvd
Waco, GA 30182

Upstairs – back hallway of the main building. Room 2127B


Please Contact Randy Pierson to register.





Jordan 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 Jordan.



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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