NAEMT announces 2021 National EMS Awards of Excellence recipients

Paramedic of the year, EMT of the year, combat medic of the year and other award winners will be recognized at EMS World Expo


By Greg Friese 

CLINTON, Miss. — NAEMT and EMS World announced the recipients of the 2021 National EMS Awards of Excellence. The awards will be presented during NAEMT’s General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 5, and at the Opening Ceremony of EMS World Expo on October 6 in Atlanta. 

The 2021 recipients are:  

National EMS Awards of Excellence winners will be recognized at EMS World Expo.
National EMS Awards of Excellence winners will be recognized at EMS World Expo. (Photo/NAEMT)
  • Paramedic of the Year Award: Jeremy McElroy, Paramedic, Chesapeake, Virginia 

  • EMT of the Year Award: Tracie Sanders, EMT, Normanna, Texas 

  • EMS Educator of the Year Award: Justin Arnone, BS, NRP, NCEE, TP-C, FP-C, Pride, Louisiana 

  • Military Medic of the Year Award: MSG Michael Remley, ATP, NRP, JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 

  • EMS Medical Director of the Year Award: Kenneth Scheppke, MD, FAEMS, Jupiter, Florida 

  • Pediatric EMS Award: Brian Moore, MD, FAAP, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

  • EMS Service of the Year Award: Pafford Medical Services (Multiple Locations) 

  • Volunteer EMS Service of the Year Award: Darien EMS-Post 53, Darien, Connecticut 

  • EMS Caring Award: Derek Perez-Pilis, St. Petersburg, Florida 

Read the full press release to learn more about this year’s award recipients.  

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