Service Award Nomination

Virginia Beach EMS (VBEMS) values the great work of our members. Anyone may nominate a member of VBEMS for recognition in the following categories. Upon submission, Chief Brazle will review each nomination and present the awards at our annual award ceremony. Award winners are then submitted for regional and state recognition.

Please take a moment to share your story of a VBEMS volunteer who you believe is worthy of recognition.

Medal Of Merit *

Criteria: Is awarded for exceptional performance in the field during emergency operations, or for exceptional contribution to the service and/or the community (i.e. education, public relations, etc.)-May be a single act or an accumulation of acts. The activities must be above and beyond normal duties. They must include personal initiative and innovation that promoted a positive image of the volunteer rescue system and the department.

Eligibility: Any active member(s) of the DEMS in good standing.

Medal of Honor *

Criteria: The nominee must have been involved in an incident where there was a presence of possible or probable personal risk. The act may have been performed on or off duty, but not while acting as an EMS provider with another agency (i.e. volunteer firefighter, lifeguard, etc.). May be a voluntary act, or an act performed during “normal” incident activity.

Eligibility: Any active member(s) of the DEMS in good standing.

Medal of Valor *

Criteria: The nominee, while attempting to save another life or lives, risked his/her life beyond all doubt. The act was far above and beyond actions expected of a spontaneous nature. The act was performed voluntarily (not ordered to attempt the act). There must have been an element of self-sacrifice. There must be proof of performance, in the form of written statements, by witnesses or other acceptable means. The act may have been performed on or off duty, but not while acting as EMS provider with another agency (i.e. volunteer firefighter, lifeguard etc).

Eligibility: Any active member(s) of the DEMS in good standing.

Act of Service *

This individual should have performed and/or conducted “special” event(s) or program(s), which promoted a positive image of the volunteer rescue system and the DEMS.

Eligibility: Any active member of the DEMS in good standing.

Outstanding Specialists/Support Member *

Criteria: Any member serving in the capacity of operational or administrative positions that exemplify outstanding support of the rescue squads through special team services, training, leadership or administrative Support Services, SWAT, Marine Rescue, Proctor, Preceptor, Administrative Member

Eligibility: Any active administrative member of the DEMS in good standing.

Certificate of Commendation *

Criteria: Given for special performance at a “unique” or “complex” incident or for performance that goes “outside” the boundary of normal job activities. This should have increased morale, efficiency, or effectiveness within the department. Actions can be voluntary, on-duty activities or off-duty.

Eligibility: Any active member of the DEMS in good standing.

Outstanding ALS Pre-hospital Patient Care Provider *

Criteria: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication adhering to the department’s mission through pre-hospital care with EMS.

Eligibility: Any EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic who is affiliated with the DEMS in good standing.

Outstanding BLS Pre-Hospital Patient Care Provider *

Criteria: An individual who exemplifies outstanding dedication and service adhering to the department’s mission through pre-hospital care with EMS.

Eligibility:  Any EMT-Basic or EMT-Enhanced who routinely provides pre-hospital care, and is affiliated with the DEMS in good standing.

Unit Commendation *

Criteria: Awarded to a group of individuals who perform a task that exceeds normal responsibilities.

Eligibility: Active members in good standing with the DEMS System.


Nomination Form *

Your Name (required)

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Your Station

Nominee Name(s) (required)

Nominee Station

Award

Supporting Details of Nomination