Heart Safe Community Awards
The annual Heart Safe Community Awards are presented by the IAFC EMS Section at Fire-Rescue Med to one fire department serving a large community (population of over 100,000) and one fire department serving a small/mid-sized community (population under 100,000). All nominations must be submitted via the online nomination form.
Agencies and systems nominated will have demonstrated creative approaches to improving therapies for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes and its life-threatening complication, sudden cardiac arrest, through:
- Dispatcher recognition and telephone CPR instruction
- Citizen alerting
- Bystander CPR
- AED deployment (i.e. PAD programs or First Response)
- High-performance, team-based resuscitation
- Partnering with local hospitals to improve outcomes
- Public education programs to increase awareness and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and heart attacks
Award recipients must submit a short description of their community program for presentation during FRM opening ceremonies. Their stories will be featured in future white papers and case studies to promote best practices and the award program in the future.
Contact the EMS Section staff liaison:
Evan Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
James O. Page Award
This award is presented annually to an individual who has played a key role in creating and/or promoting non-clinical innovation and achievements in fire-service EMS management and leadership that has had a positive impact nationally.
The Award is named in honor of James O. Page, who has been a visionary and a national leader in fire-service EMS for over three decades.
IAFC Honors Katherine West with 2020 James O. Page EMS Achievement Award
Past James O. Page Award Recipients (pdf)