The award is presented annually to a licensed EMS agency in the state that exemplifies outstanding professionalism on the local, regional, and state levels, as well as service to the community it serves.
A stakeholder committee consisting of representatives from across the State used a point system to score those services being considered for the award. Nominations were based on factors such as community involvement, education and training, standard of care, and other departmental statics. The recognition provided by this award is not for just doing the job, but for far exceeding that which is required and expected by the community. Greene County EMS excelled in all categories.
Greene County EMS Director Anna Sheridan, Deputy EMS Director John Clemmons, Jr., and Public Safety Director Joe Bashore attended the banquet and accepted the award on behalf of Greene County EMS.
EMS Director Anna Sheridan stated that she “personally can’t imagine a department more deserving! In the short year I have been in my position, our agency has proven to not only withstand the changes that have faced our department and EMS as an industry, but they embraced them and created opportunity to become something special for our county to be proud of! It’s the crew level dedication to service and commitment to our community that brought this award home with us.”
Gary Usry, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, congratulated Greene County EMS on this incredible achievement. Usry stated, “Greene County is blessed to have committed public safety professionals working tirelessly together as a team. The Commissioners are most appreciative of the personnel that deliver services in such a profound way as to garner statewide recognition. The County is committed to supporting and maintaining high quality public safety services to the community as the highest priority of our local government, so it is gratifying to receive recognition at this level.”
Greene County EMS staffs three ambulances at all times to provide emergency medical services out of three locations that are strategically located around the county. Additional ambulances are equipped with resources so that trained EMS personnel can “stand-up” those units when call volumes require additional ambulances.