Ohio Division of EMS, EMFTS Board and the Ohio ACEP Host 19th Annual Star of Life Awards

Written by on May 23, 2019

COLUMBUS – Today, the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) and the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (Ohio ACEP) hosted the 19th Annual EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony in observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 19-25.

“An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year, with approximately one million emergency runs for EMS in the state each year,” said Ohio EMS Executive Director Mel House. “EMS teams are ready to provide critical, lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line. The theme, “BEYOND the CALL,” exemplifies the commitment and dedication of the 750,000 EMS providers nationwide, and the more than 41,000 in Ohio, who provide an essential community service every day. EMS Star of Life Awards recipients are:

EMS Stars:

Berea Fire Department (Cuyahoga County)
Butler Township Fire and EMS (Montgomery County)
Fairfield Fire Department (Butler County)
Hanco EMS (Hancock County)
Homeworth Volunteer Fire Department (Columbiana County)
Mayfield Heights Fire Department (Cuyahoga County)
Middletown Division of Fire (Butler County)
Oxford Fire Department (Butler County)
Tri-Village Rescue Services and New Madison Volunteer Fire Department (Darke County)

EMS Agency of the Year-Whitehall Division of Fire

Provider of the Year-Christopher Menapace, Whitehall Division of Fire

EMS Medical Director of the Year-Dr. Amy Raubenolt, Akron

Frank Giampetro Distinguished EMS Educator Award-Doug LaRue, Lima Memorial Hospital

Lifetime Achievement Award-Charles Willis “Bill” Troy, Ohio Department of Public Safety (Retired)

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