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Excellence in EMS Awards for Service During 2017
May 14, 2018


EMS Agency Winner - SCFD8 (Tony Nielsen)

ALS Responder cp
ALS Responder Winner - Dennis Wright, AMR

ALS Responder nominees
Other ALS Responder Nominees:  John Karuza (AMR), Olivia Logan (AMR).  Not pictured: Amanda Austin (SCFD8), Rick Kelly (SCFD10, Haley Karnitz (AMR).

BLS Responder
BLS Responder Winner - John Sampson, SFD

BLS Responder nominees
Other BLS Responder nominees:  Sheena Hoover (AMR), Tom Rose (AMR), Matt Mueller (SCFD8), Nate Hawley (SCFD8)


EMS Instructor
EMS Instructor Winner  - Vince Speziale, SCFD4 (Division Chief Bob Bender accepting award for Vince, who was out-of-town.)
Other Instructor nominees:  Tom Rose (AMR), Doug Presta (SCFD8/INHS).


EMS Telecommunicator
EMS Telecommunicator Winner - Rachel Weir, AMR

Special Services
Special Services Winner - Inland Northwest Fire Chaplains
Other Special Services nominees:  Glen Pike (AMR), SFD and SVFD Rescue Task Forces

EMS Heroes
EMS Heroes Winner - Nate Hawley and Amanda Austin, SCFD8 (Kasey Austin accepted the award for his wife, Amanda, who was out of town for training.)

EMS Hero Travis Richardson
EMS Hero Winner - Travis Richardson, SVFD (Rich Llewellyn accepted award for Travis.)


Lifetime Service Award
Lifetime Service Winner - Dave Byrnes (SFD-retired, Medical Reserve Corp-retired)
Other Lifetime Service nominees:  Dennis Wright (AMR), Paul Hammersley (SVFD-retired).


ESSO Winner - Spokane County Sheriff's Office/Mike Drapea (No picture: Mike was out-of-town.)