The International Association of Fire Chiefs recognized the winners of the annual James O. Page Award and the Heart Safe Community Awards during the annual Fire-Rescue Med virtual conference, Tuesday July 12, 2022.
Actor and EMS advocate Randolph Mantooth, best known for his role as Paramedic Johnny Gage on the groundbreaking show “Emergency!” was awarded the James O. Page Award, sponsored by Public Consulting Group.
The James O. Page Award, named for the visionary leader in fire-service-based EMS, 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.
“To be honored by men and women who have dedicated their lives and careers to public safety, it humbles me,” Mantooth said, in accepting the award. “I’m so grateful.”
The IAFC also presented the annual Heart Safe Community Awards to the West Allis Fire Department, West Allis, WI and the Spokane Valley Fire Department, Spokane Valley, WA.
The Heart Safe Community Awards, sponsored by the PulsePoint Foundation, are presented 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). Awardees have demonstrated creative approaches to improving therapies for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes and sudden cardiac arrest.
About Fire-Rescue Med (FRM)
Fire-Rescue Med (FRM) is the only fire-based EMS conference addressing the issues impacting today’s leaders. Attendees turn to FRM for the education and training they need to stay ahead on today’s tough issues, including current events and changes in fire-based EMS.
About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy.
About the Public Consulting Group (PCG)
Public Consulting Group (PCG) is committed to developing practical solutions to help IAFC members improve operational and financial performance, achieve and maintain compliance, and deliver high quality services. Their experience providing revenue optimization, cost reporting, and consulting services to 500+ fire and EMS providers across the country sets them apart from other firms.
About the PulsePoint Foundation
PulsePoint is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that builds applications for use by public safety agencies to increase community awareness during critical events. The PulsePoint Respond mobile app notifies trained individuals of the nearby need for CPR and the PulsePoint AED registry identifies AED (automated external defibrillator) locations for use by the public and 9-1-1 telecommunicators during emergency call taking. PulsePoint also provides specialized mobile apps for professional responders. Learn more at pulsepoint.org. The free app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.