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State EMS Awards
Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Awards
*NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED ONLINE*
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.
- 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- EMS Education (individual or organization)
- EMS Memorial
- EMS Provider
- Larry S. Jordan - EMS Hall of Fame
- Marilyn Crook - EMS Pioneer Award
- Mobile Integrated Health
- Raymond H. Alexander - EMS Medical Direction
Click to view the full details and criteria of each award category:
2023 Award Categories and Criteria
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:
Please gather all necessary documentation prior to beginning the online application process, as the form does not save.