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State EMS Awards

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  •  850-245-4440



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Awards 


For over 30 years, the Florida Department of Health had the honor of recognizing the men and women who provide lifesaving services in times of crisis. This is a small way of paying tribute to the brave medical professionals and agencies that ensure the public’s health and safety in times of an emergency. The following award categories represent several aspects of the prehospital environment. The Department is honored to receive nominations each year.


Award Categories 

  • 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • EMS Education
  • EMS Memorial
  • EMS Provider
  • EMS Quality Improvement (NEW)
  • Larry S. Jordan - EMS Hall of Fame
  • Marilyn Crook - EMS Pioneer Award
  • Mobile Integrated Health
  • Paramedic
  • Raymond H. Alexander - EMS Medical Direction

Click to view the full details and criteria of each award category:
2024 Award Categories and Criteria


Application Process 

Each nomination must include the following:

Summary Statement:  Prepare a summary statement describing how the nominee meets the award criteria, depicting the nominee’s qualities and contributions to EMS in Florida. Include why the nominee is exceptionally qualified and should be selected for this award. Break down the nomination criteria and describe in detail how the nominee has excelled in each area.

Supporting Materials:  Submit any materials to support the candidate’s nomination that you deem necessary, such as articles, letters, resume, audio recordings, photographs, or additional documentation.

Electronic Photograph: Submit an electronic photograph (high-resolution JPEG) of the nominee. This photo will be incorporated into the awards ceremony in the event the nominee is selected as a winner.

Photo Release Form:  Submit the completed Photo Release Form signed by the individual or organization.



Submit your nomination(s) for the State EMS Awards by using the new online tool:

2024 Nomination Form

Please gather all necessary documentation prior to beginning the online application process, as the form does not save.



All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online by Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Please reach out to EMS at with any questions.