James O. Page EMS Achievement Award Winner Announced - News - @ JEMS.com


James O. Page EMS Achievement Award Winner Announced

Fire Chief William Metcalf of the North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook (Calif.) named as 2012 recipient

 

 
 
 

| Tuesday, May 8, 2012


LAS VEGAS -- Fire Chief William R. Metcalf of the North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook, Calif., has been named the 2012 recipient of the James O. Page EMS Achievement Award. The annual award is presented to a leader who has made a positive impact on a national scale, creating and promoting non-clinical innovation and achievements in fire service EMS management.

Metcalf is a 38-year veteran of the fire service with deep roots in the EMS community. Early on, he earned his associate's degree in paramedic sciences which laid the foundation for a career championing innovation and progressive change in fire-based EMS. It is a passion he has continued to cultivate and share with others as he progressed up the ranks and furthered his education to the post-graduate level.

“Chief Metcalf's contributions to fire-based EMS on a national level are certainly noteworthy and more than qualifies him for this prestigious award,” said Chief Gary Ludwig, Chair of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ EMS Section, which presents the annual award. “We are truly honored to have him recognized for all his efforts to advance the fire-based EMS profession.”

Ludwig, along with award sponsors Physio-Control, presented the award to Metcalf at the general session of this week's Fire-Rescue Med, a leading, national educational forum for fire-based EMS officials hosted by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).

Metcalf joins an impressive cadre of EMS notables who are previous James O. Page Award winners. The award seeks to honor those who demonstrate enthusiasm and dedication toward fire-based EMS, professionalism and vision, a desire for achievement, a drive for excellence, and exemplary performance and leadership.

A member of the IAFC since 1995, Chief Metcalf has led national initiatives related to strengthen fire service capabilities in EMS, mutual aid, and homeland security. He currently is the second vice president of the IAFC and serves on the board of directors for the International Fire Service Research Center and Policy Institute as treasurer. Chief Metcalf has a bachelor's degree in management, and a master's degree in organizational leadership. He is also a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program. He is a frequent author and speaker on fire service leadership issues, including those related to fire-based EMS.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, William Metcalf, James O. Page Award, Fire-Rescue Med

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Philadelphia Fire Department Apologizes for Medic’s Jab at Police

Union head calls photos a slap in the face of officers.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire and EMS Crews Blame New Technology for Patient’s Death

Delayed response blamed on recurring dispatch problems.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Suspect Steals, Crashes Maryland Ambulance

One killed, others injured in Prince George’s County crash.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Truck Strikes Pedestrians in Scotland

Six killed in downtown Glasgow.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee Trench Rescue

Worker pulled from Roane County worksite.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Time’s Ebola Firefighters

Doctors, nurses and others saluted for fighting virus.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >