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American Ambulance Association Conference 2016

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Physio Control displayed a new simulator for training on endotracheal intubation and cricothytotomy at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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The outward-facing lights on the back of this ambulance from Wheeled Coach are great for scene illumination, at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Seating configuration inside the AMR's new ambulance from American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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The seating configuration and power load option inside Care Ambulance Service's rig at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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The Medix Ambulance custom-built for Pafford EMS at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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AMR displayed its new ambulance from American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Attendees learn about the bariatric lifting system available from Binder Lift at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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The mobile, easily deployable trauma triage tent from Zumro Shelters at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Ferno displayed its many innovations in ambulance stretcher design at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Excellance brought its new mobile stroke unit to AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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The new ambulance from Malley Industries was a popular stop for attendees at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Stryker's power load stretcher on display at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Allegiance Health displayed its Sprinter chassis ambulance at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Medix Specialty Vehicles showed off their newest ambulance at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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Political analyst Charlie Cook delivers the opening keynote of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) 2016 annual conference on Nov. 7, 2016 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Outgoing AAA president Mike Hall introduces the opening keynote at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 7, 2016. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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JEMS editorial board member Jonathan Washko delivers his session, the Impending Telemedicine Disruption, at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Political analyst Charlie Cook delivers the opening keynote to a packed house at the American Ambulance Association (AAA) 2016 annual conference on Nov. 7, 2016, at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The 2016 AMBY Award for Best Community Impact Program was presented to American Medical Response for its River Rescue Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The Affiliate of the Year Award was presented to Avesta at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Andrew Rand, CEO of Advanced Medical Transport, accepts the AMBY Award for Best Clinical Outcome for the agency's Race to the Top Program. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Asbel Montes of Acadian Ambulance Service accepts the President's Award at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The AMBY Award for Best Public Relations Campaign was presented to EMSA for its CPR Education Program. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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David Tetrault of St. Francois County Ambulance District accepts the President's Award at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The AAA Distinguished Service Award was presented to Brian Choate of Solutions Group; Kathy Lester, MPH, JD, of Lester Health Law; Scott Moore, Esq., of EMS Resource Advisors LLC; and Brian Werfel, Esq., of Werfel & Werfel, PLLC. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The AMBY Award for Best Employee Program was presented to EmergyCare for its EMS Academy. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The 2016 AMBY Award for Best Use of Technology was presented to Trinity EMS and FirstWatch for the Opioid Epidemic Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The 2016 AMBY Award for Best Use of Technology was presented to Trinity EMS with FirstWatch for their Opioid Epidemic Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The AMBY Award for Best Use of Technology was presented to Trinity EMS with FirstWatch for their Opioid Epidemic Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The AMBY Award for Best Quality Improvement Program was presented to Gold Cross Ambulance for its Documentation Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Jon Howell of Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) accepts the President's Award at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Julie Rose, Community Care Ambulance accepts the Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Chuck Kearns of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) accepts the Partner of the Year Award at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Randy Strozyk, senior vice president of operations for American Medical Response, accepts the J. Walter Schaeffer Award presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Rebecca Williamson of delivers her session, Compliance from the Compliance Officer's Perspective, at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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The AMBY Award for Best Community Impact Program was presented to Medic Ambulance for its Reduced Readmissions Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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Happiness researcher Shawn Achor delivers his Tuesday keynote speech at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Achor focused on how a positive, realistically optimistic outlook can impact our patient care. Photo Kristina Ackermann

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EMSA CEO Steve Williamson accepts the AMBY Award for Best Public Relations Campaign at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman

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The AMBY Award for Innovation in EMS was presented to Tri-State Ambulance for its Patient Transport Project. The awards were presented at AAA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo A.J. Heightman