Recipients of the 2019 Wildland Fire Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Awards Announced
These awards annually recognize individuals and groups who have demonstrated outstanding actions or accomplishments that are above and beyond the expectation of one’s normal job duties or mission. The 2019 awards honor eleven individuals and one crew:
Jon Thomas – Outstanding Wildland Fire EMS Distinguished Service AwardZachary Hartshorn – Outstanding Wildland Fire EMS Individual of the Year AwardBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Fire Crew – Outstanding Wildland Fire EMS Crew of the Year AwardRussel Dean, Brian Deck, Corey Ferrell, Phil Gerhardson, Nathan Gilmore, Brent Johnson, Ryan Mungall, Bob Schober, and Shannon Orr – Award of Excellence in Wildland Fire EMS
Congratulations to all the awardees. Through leadership and initiative, they made significant contributions to the safety of the wildland fire community.
Our mission is to provide national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. NWCG operations standards are interagency by design; they are developed with the intent of universal adoption by the member agencies. However, the decision to adopt and utilize them is made independently by the individual member agencies and communicated through their respective directives systems.