EMS Today 2012 Photo Contest Winners
The category criteria included the following areas:
Agency/Department: Your best vehicle or specialized vehicle, highlighted in front of your city skyline or other natural wonder your city/region is know for.
Scene: Scenes showing patient care, extrication, transport. Must be technically accurate (and if indicated, showing proper PPE).
Compassionate Care: Scenes showing your personnel providing care or support to individuals, e.g., children, elderly, special needs.
Close-ups of Clinical Care or Equipment: Starting IVs, opening airways, equipment.
Agency/Department: Ready For Another Mission
Wake Forest Baptist Health helicopters Aircare 1 and Aircare 2 on the pad ready for another mission (Submitted by Roger Horton, Mount Airy, N.C.)
Scene: LifeCare Medical Transports Inc.
Pinkie, the new Breast Cancer Awareness Ambulance (Submitted by Erica Cutrona, Fredericksburg, Va.)
Compassionate Care & Overall Winner: Pittsburgh Paramedic renders aid at fire
"Pittsburgh Paramedic renders aid at fire" was the overall contest winner. In the image, Pittsburgh Paramedic Simon Taxel administers supplemental oxygen to a cat rescued from a working structure fire. (Submitted by Simon Taxel, Pittsburgh)
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