While attending the Southeastern EMS Director's Association Awards Banquet, we were honored to receive the EMS Service of the Year Award. A&E was selected out the Southeastern TN region which consists of 11 counties. We are humbled to receive such recognition. This award is not given to one person, but to the service as a whole. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our phenominal staff, who are comitted to excellence and strive each and every day to live up to the expectations of our small company and the community in which we serve. We are neighbors helping neighbors and will continue our comittment to each and every person whom we are called to serve. The Director's Association received several nomination letters in our behalf, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the kind words and compliments received. Thank you Franklin County for your continued faith in us.
On August 2 we presented the Guardian Angel Save Award at the Winchester Police Department. This award honored not only our employees but also one of Winchester's finest. This commendation is awarded as a result of an act to save or preserve a human life, that otherwise would have expired without immediate intervention, Through the use of pre-hospital care, extrication or rescue.
On July 4, 2016 we were called out to an unresponsive patient, possibly not breathing. Winchester Police Officer Michael Hamilton arrived first on scene and initiated emergency care. Soon after EMS crews from A&E arrived on scene. It was found that the patient was not breathing and had no pulse. Advanced life support care was administered including cardiac monitoring, IV medication administration and placing the LUCAS 2 CPR devide on the patient. All parties involved worked vigorously to revive this individual. Before leaving the scene, the patient regained a pulse and was then transported to STRHS ER. Later that evening A&E EMS transported this patient to a higher level of care for further treatment. The patient was awake and talking.
These kind of success stories are few and far between. The following individuals were instrumental in saving a precious life; Officer Michael Hamilton, Captain Jeff Stratton, Critical Care Paramedic, Wayne Fountain, AEMT, Ashley Wingard, Paramedic and FTO Duane Whatley, AEMT. We at A&E wanted to recognize these great professionals and show our gratitude for a job well done. At A&E we have created the Guardian Angel Save Award to recognize all first responders, including fire, police and EMS.
A&E and it's employees were once again blessed to be recognized at the SEEMSDA (Southeastern EMS Director's Association) awards banquet. Captain Dennis Jones was recognized as the Paramedic of the year for the Southeastern Region and Henry Dekort was recognized as the EMT of the year. These two fine men are exemplarary employees who day in and day out demonstrate the professionalism, compassion, and dedication to the field of EMS and those whom they serve.
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