Md. Paramedic is American Legion EMS Provider of the Year - News - @ JEMS.com


Md. Paramedic is American Legion EMS Provider of the Year


 
 

| Friday, July 15, 2011


LARGO, Md. -- Prince George's County issued the following news from the Fire/EMS Department:

Each year the American Legion awards public safety officials at the county, district and state levels for extraordinary service to their Departments and to their community. This year, a Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department paramedic was awarded at every level including the top spot in the State. At the 93rd Annual Convention of the American Legion - Department of Maryland, held in Ocean City, Maryland, Pamela J. Graham was awarded as the "2010 Career EMS Provider of the Year."

The Prince George's County Council of the American Legion, Department of Maryland, Inc., had selected Paramedic Graham as their American Legion, Prince George's County and the Southern Maryland District Council "2010 Career EMS of the Year." Graham's nomination was submitted to Department of Maryland for consideration as a statewide recipient as well.

The award presentation was held in Ocean City, Maryland, on Thursday, July 14, 2011. Attending the award ceremony were Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, Major Dennis Neal, Paramedic Battalion Chief Mary Crampton, Public Information Officer Mark Brady and Fire Chief's Aide Bill Hawkins.

American Legions Public Safety Awards Chairman Bill Milligan, in making the presentation, stated, "Paramedic Graham was selected for her exceptional performance in 2010 when she was credited with 5 "saves" within a 3-month period. Pam is currently enrolled in higher learning college courses, as well as avid community involvement." She is currently assigned to the Paramedic Unit at Clinton Fire/EMS Station #825.

Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor addressed the convention by saying, "I am extremely proud of Paramedic Graham and her distinction of the American Legion EMS Provider of the Year. She portrays the type of person that is the fabric of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department." Bashoor concluded by saying, "I want to thank the American Legion for recognizing deserving public safety personnel, your recognition is indeed an honor to receive. I also want to thank you for your service to our Country."

The Fire/EMS Department also received notification that Fire Fighter/Medic Captain James Jiron was a runner-up as the state level "Career Fire Fighter of the Year."



Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, EMS, award, American Legion

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

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

Car Strikes Manhattan Pedestrians

Seven people hurt when car jumps curb.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


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

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >